Deathwatch, Jean Genet's earliest play, was first performed in Paris in 1949. Short and intensely powerful, it is an excellent introduction to his later dramatic work - The Maids, The Balcony and The Blacks. The French text, published by Gallimard, was extensively altered by Genet in the course of rehearsal; and Bernard Frechtman's translation is of the final acting version, which supersedes the original published text.

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April 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: Deathwatch
Author(s): M Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-571-33261-7 / 978-0-571-33261-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Deathwatch
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-571-25151-X / 978-0-571-25151-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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