Genet was born to a prostitue. He never knew his father.
Never sees his mother again
Never returns to school
Convicted of fraudulent misuse because he was trusted with money an he spent it at a carnival
observed to have 'a certain degree of mental weakness and instability' and needs special supervision
Goes to Paris, crosses France on foot, travels as a vagabond through Spain where he 'wanders from slum to slum'
signs up for a 3 year tour
sentenced to 8 months in jail
Launched by Cocteau and Satre. Genet is still Liable for 2 years in prison for past crimes
gives up on having it published or produced
banned a year later
The only film entirely directed by Genet
staged by Tania Balachova
Sells rights so he can pay for Abdallah's high wire classes. In 10 years Tony Richardson will turn the script into the film Mademoiselle.
Dedicated to Abdallah
Goes to London to watch Peter Zadek's rehearsals for The Balcony, causes a scandal buy trying to get the show canceled due to 'theatrical assassination'
The Blacks staged by Roger Blin at the Luctece in Paris
very different, prefaced with "How to Play The Balcony"
Disagrees with Frechtman and chooses to work with Rosica Colin, the director of an English agency
for reasons of sexual deviancy
Staged by Roger Blin, The play incites a huge scandal and provokes violent demonstrations. Genet and Gallimard publish Letters to roger Blin, a collection of notes and suggestions to the director.
Genet is found in a hotel room in Domodossola, sfter taking a large amount of sleeping pills
Staged again by Roger Blin. While recovering,Genet attended a few rehearsals.
Goes to Paris after hearing rumors about student protest. Supports the protestors
in Le Nouvel Observateur. The artical payed homage to Daniel Cohn-Bendit and was titled 'Les Maitresses de Lenine'
Signs the preface of one of their brochures.
Joins them in two demonstrations.
Later published as Prisoner of Love
Written by Jacques Derrida, he is the second philosopher to devote a book to Jean Genet
will be published in the newspaper Die Zeit a year later
by the French Ministry of Culture
This was Genet's last interview