Plays Directory : The Maids

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Jean Genet
  • Written
    1947
  • Setting
    France
  • Overview
    Genet loosely based his play on the infamous Papin sisters, Lea and Christine, who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933, although the play is not the story of the Papin sisters as such. Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their theatrical playing is the murder of Madame, and they take turns portraying either side of the power divide. The deliberate pace and devotion to detail guarantees that they always fail to actualize their fantasies by ceremoniously "killing" Madame at the ritual's denouement. The play was first produced by Louis Jouvet in 1947.

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3 known characters

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4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Maria Gebhardt
2018, Madame
Christine Koudreiko
2018, Madame
Joy Bowers
Joy Bowers
Actor
2015, Madame
The Cockpit Theatre
Phoebe Lane
Phoebe Lane
Actor
2014, Madame (Supporting Role)
Bath
Natalia Lesniewska
2014, Madame
Ángela Jimenez
2013, Madame
The Precinct Theatre
Nathan Chatelier
2013, Madame
The Milton Theatre
Jessica Preddy
2012, Madame
NYC
Amanda Golding
2011, Madame
BAC
Nicole Faraday
2011, Madame
The Cockpit Theatre
Gabriella Rankin
2011, Madame
The Roundhouse Theatre
Kanira Shah
Kanira Shah
Actor
2009, Solange/Madame
Touring the UK
Jessica-hope Booth
2009, Madam
Studio one
Robert Killalay
2008, Madame
Studio 10
Nicole Dayes
Nicole Dayes
Actor
2008, Madam
Vanessa Young-martins
2008, Madame
Nuffield Theatre
Caroline Langston
2006, Madame
Stratford-upon-Avon
Emily Hall
Emily Hall
Actor
2006, Madame
The Waterside
David Curtis
David Curtis
Actor
2002, Madam
Baris Celiloglu
1995, Madame

Alternative Names

Les Bonnes