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4.0 out of 5 stars God Is Dead and Hell Is Other People
Three disturbing plays absolutely worth reading:

(1) The Respectable Prostitute: a black man in America's Deep South is being hunted for allegedly raping a white prostitute. "Please, mam, tell them I didn't do nothing". But will anyone listen: afterall, what's a negro's life worth?

(2) Lucifer And The Lord: a military general ponders whether to do...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Barefaced classics
Sartre is always worth reading and preferably performing. His works can seem like intellectual exercises on the page, but become vital and relevant through a good production. Huis Clos is a great play and the other pieces enrich an understanding of the playwright and the philosophical context.
However I disliked the translation, which is less poetic and more dated...
Published 17 months ago by Sheila Harding


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4.0 out of 5 stars God Is Dead and Hell Is Other People, 16 May 2012
This review is from: Huis Clos and other Plays: "The Respectable Prostitute"; "Lucifer and the Lord"; "Huis Clos" (Paperback)
Three disturbing plays absolutely worth reading:

(1) The Respectable Prostitute: a black man in America's Deep South is being hunted for allegedly raping a white prostitute. "Please, mam, tell them I didn't do nothing". But will anyone listen: afterall, what's a negro's life worth?

(2) Lucifer And The Lord: a military general ponders whether to do Evil and sack a whole town of twenty thousand or to do Good and save twenty thousand souls. Which shall it be? "Nothing belongs to me except what I take".

(3) Huis-Clos: I'll be spoiling it for you. Read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sartre at his best, 15 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Huis Clos and other Plays: "The Respectable Prostitute"; "Lucifer and the Lord"; "Huis Clos" (Paperback)
Needles to say, these plays are thought-provoking masterpieces. If you know Sartre, you should read them. If you're not acquainted with his work, they provide a good way to familiarise with his themes. I love him, and I think Sartre is so far better as a playwright rather than as a philosopher or novelist. His plays stand as one of the biggest achievement in theatre ever.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Barefaced classics, 24 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Huis Clos and other Plays: "The Respectable Prostitute"; "Lucifer and the Lord"; "Huis Clos" (Paperback)
Sartre is always worth reading and preferably performing. His works can seem like intellectual exercises on the page, but become vital and relevant through a good production. Huis Clos is a great play and the other pieces enrich an understanding of the playwright and the philosophical context.
However I disliked the translation, which is less poetic and more dated than the french. I also think that a volume like this should have an introduction which at least puts the plays in the context of Sartre's work as a whole and says something about performance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A glorious exstension of sartres genius, 22 Jun. 2001
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This review is from: Huis Clos and other Plays: "The Respectable Prostitute"; "Lucifer and the Lord"; "Huis Clos" (Paperback)
This book of plays makes an excellent and neccessary companion to Sartre's other works, such as Nausea and the Road to Freedom Trilogy. This works undoubtly mark Sartre as one of the most influential philosophers and human beings of the twentieth century.
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