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Class, power and a plot to kill: It's Jean Genet's 'The Maids'

Jean Genet’s “The Maids,” an expressionistic and thematically repetitive play that’s loosely based on a sensational 1930s French murder case, can be more penitential than gripping. But if deftly handled, the 1947 allegory about resentful have-nots trapped on the lower rung of a classist society...
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