The Maids
Drama

RADA

The Maids

08 Feb 2012 - 18 Feb 2012

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‘…Get ready for the dance.’ Two servants play a complex game as they act out their fantasies of hatred and revenge on their detested mistress. But there are dark and ambiguous undercurrents and the game becomes dangerous as identities blur, masks slip and the question of who is really who becomes a matter of life and death. Written by one of the 20th century’s most controversial dramatists, The Maids is a hypnotic ‘dance macabre’ and intense psychological thriller in which murderous desires and fragile identities propel the three protagonists towards the catastrophe they seek…

French novelist, playwright and poet Jean Genet was born in Paris in 1910. Abandoned by his parents, he spent much of his youth in an institution for juvenile delinquents.

In 1943, after being imprisoned for theft, Genet began writing. His plays rely heavily on ritual, transformation, illusion and interchangeable identities and his experiences in prison inform much of his work. Genet’s other plays include Deathwatch, The Balcony, The Blacks and The Screens, he wrote several novels and film scripts and produced a silent film, Un Chant D'Amour (1949)

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