My sister in this house by wendy kesselman

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my sister in this house by wendy kesselman

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My Sister

This award-winning drama explores the true story of two sisters who murdered their employer and her daughter in s France. What drove these two young women, who served as maids in the household, to such a desperate act? Class conflict, family dysfunction, loneliness, and love all play a role in this complex and devastating tale.
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My Sister in This House book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Wendy KesselmanFull Length, DramaNew Revised Version.
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. This extraordinary drama, produced to acclaim at the Actors Theatre of Louisville originally, and at NYC's Second Stage is about a celebrated 's French murder case, in which two maids sisters were convicted of murdering their employer and her daughter.

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. The same murder of a Le Mans matron and her daughter by their two sister-servants inspired both Jean Genet's gender-bending The Maids and Wendy Kesselman's later naturalistic treatment. But where Genet delights in the twisted nightly rituals in which the maids transform themselves into their superiors, Kesselman conjures up a much more mundane preface to murder. Four years of indignities in a stifling provincial house--cramped quarters, meager pay, frosty silences--cause the sisters, who are bedeviled by incest, religious hysteria, and mental instability, to drift deeper into their own world. Finally a blown fuse and a burnt blouse trigger the slaughter.

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  1. WENDY KESSELMAN'S ''My Sister in This House'' begins as a cool, At the Second Stage, where ''My Sister'' had its New York premiere last.

  2. My Sister in this House. by Wendy Kesselman. Full Length Play, Drama / 4f. Winner! Playbill Playwriting Award Winner! Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

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