I attended the next-to-last showing of Jean Genet’s play “The Maids” at Lincoln Center Festival last night. This production was brought to New York by the Sydney Theater Company. To me, the big discovery was the least well-known of the three actresses – Elizabeth Debicki, who played the Mistress. Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert, both major international film stars, played the two sisters who are the Mistress’s maids.
Of course Genet wrote this in French, … <Read More>