Books Like The Balcony by Jean Genet | Suggesting Reading

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The Blacks (Les Negres) is a play by Genet that was first published in 1958. In the play, there is also tension between the status quo and a rebellion. Here, the rebels, black actors, mock white colonial society and, to some degree, win some measure of revenge.

The Visit, a play by Friedrich Durrenmatt that was first performed in 1960, concerns topics similar to The Balcony. The anti-capitalist play focuses on a woman who runs a brothel.

Our Lady of the Flowers (Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs) is a novel published by Genet in 1943. It concerns the importance of criminal activity in society and its rituals.

Tonight We Improvise is a play written by Luigi Pirandello in 1932. Here actors play roles in the play as well as in the play-within-the-play. The audience must play an active role, at least mentally, to separate the illusions.

The Chairs is an absurdist play written...

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