An English translation of Genet's classic symbolic drama, first performed in Paris in 1959.

France's master of the absurd explores racial prejudice and stereotypes using the framework of a play within a play. The New York Times hailed The Blacks as "one of the most original and stimulating evenings Broadway or Off Broadway has to offer," while Newsweek raved that Genet's plays "constitute a body of work unmatched for poetic and theatrical power."

"Genet's investigation of the color black begins where most plays of this burning theme leave off. . . . This vastly gifted Frenchman uses shocking words and images to cry out at the pretensions and injustices of our world." - Howard Taubman, The New York Times



Used availability for Jean Genet's The Blacks

Paperback Editions

March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blacks
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-571-25152-8 / 978-0-571-25152-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blacks: A Clown Show
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-8021-5028-4 / 978-0-8021-5028-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 1969 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blacks: a Clown Show
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-394-17220-5 / 978-0-394-17220-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove
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Kindle Editions

January 1994 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blacks: A Clown Show
Author(s): Jean Genet
Publisher: Grove Press
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