By Jean-Paul Sartre
Of 'all modern playwrights of France ... Sartre is the main major .... between his contemporaries, he's such a lot such as Picasso. Like him, he's a planned genius, by no means swerving from his diabolical will to persevere in what each person else manufacturers as an mistakes; he's conceited even if he's humble; he can borrow triumphantly from others and honor them through appropriating their lead and transmuting it into gold.
Every writer, a minimum of in Continental Europe, ultimately will write his Faust. Camus' Faust was once his Caligula .... Sartre's Faust happens in Germany for the period of the Lutheran reform and the Peasants' battle . . . [The hero] ends by way of accepting males of their finiteness. [He] needs to concede that absolute strong is simply as flawed as absolute Evil.
...Some of the main brilliant scenes in The satan and the great Lord are sheer comedy. For Sartre has an excellent comedian feel and an paintings of the smelly, witty discussion unrivaled at the present time. the opposite performs are exciting comedies. Nekrassov ... is even a farce within the culture of Aristophanes, boisterously ridiculing politicians and reporters of latest Paris .... Kean is a mordant satire at the snobs, the pompous roues of London society, and on their other halves and mistresses... all desperately bored via their synthetic lives. . . at the back of its ancient part, even if, it poses upsetting questions of the authenticity of the comic. 'Am I slipping? Am I enhancing? [Kean] asks his replicate, and his attendants. within the theatre as in love, there's just one legislations: increase, or slip back.
-Henri Peyre in The manhattan Times
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GOETZ: I in actual fact desire you do not need to come back. CATHERINE: Ah! you are going to hold me away by means of strength. That'« larger. I must have been ashamed to persist with you of my very own unfastened will. [Pause. ] Why do you usually are looking to strength what may might be take delivery of you with solid grace? GOETZ: T O be sure I will be given it with undesirable grace. [He is going to her. ] examine me, Catherine. What are you hiding? CATHERINE [quickly] : not anything! GOETZ: For your time now i have obvious a transformation in you. you continue to completely hate me, do not you? CATHERINE: sure, certainly, completely! GOETZ: you continue to dream that someone will kill me? CATHERINE: each evening. GOETZ: you are not forgetting it used to be I who ruined and defiled you? CATHERINE : i will always remember. GOETZ: and also you undergo my caresses with repugnance? CATHERINE: They make me shudder. GOETZ: solid. if you happen to ever get the assumption of having fun with your self in my hands, I shall force you away instantly. CATHERINE: CATHERINE: yet . . . The satan and the nice Lord forty GOETZ : I shall settle for not anything ever back, no longer even the favors of a lady. CATHERINE: Why? GOETZ: simply because i've been given sufficient. For two decades, every thing has been given to me such a lot graciously, right down to the very air I breathe; a bastard has to kiss the hand that feeds him. Oh! How i'll provide again in my flip! How beneficiant i'm going tobe! FRANTZ [entering]: The Envoy of His Excellency is right here. GOEIZ: ship him in. THE BANKER [entering] : i'm Foucre. GOETZ : i'm Goetz. this can be Catherine. THE BANKER: overjoyed to satisfy so nice a captain. GOETZ: and that i to salute so wealthy a banker. THE BANKER: i'm the bearer of 3 very good items of stories. GOETZ: The Archbishop is positive, my brother is useless, his lands and fortune belong to me. isn't really that it? THE BANKER: precisely. And so, I . . . GOETZ: allow us to have a good time. D'you need a drink? THE BANKER: regrettably, my abdominal will not take wine. I . • . . GOETZ: D O you will have this good-looking slut? She is yours. THE BANKER: I won't be aware of what to do together with her. i'm too outdated. GOETZ: negative Catherine, he does not wish you. [To the BANKER) D O you wish younger boys? you can find one on your tent this night. THE BANKER: NO, no! No boys! almost definitely, no boys! What d'you say to a hefty foot-soldier with a pike? i've got a pikeman who's six ft tall, lined with hair . . . a true gorilla. THE BANKER: NO! NO! more than likely now not . . . GOETZ: if that's the case, we might higher offer you glory. [He GOETZ: ACT I 4i shouts. ] Frantz! [FRANTZ seems. ] Frantz, take this gentleman for a travel of the camp, and notice to it that the warriors shout, "Long stay the banker! " tossing their caps within the air. [FRANTZ is going out] THE BANKER: i'm a lot obliged, yet i wished to speak to you immediately—in inner most. GOETz [surprised]: What have you ever been doing ever for the reason that yo. u got here in? [Nodding in the direction of CATHERINE] Oh! That one . . . She's a family animal; converse with no worry. THE BANKER: His Grace has regularly been so much peaceable, and also you be aware of your past due brother was once answerable for starting this warfare. . . . GOETZ: My brother! [Violently] If that previous fool hadn't pushed him to extremes .