(The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade)
by Peter Weiss
directed by Virginia Reh, scenography by David Vivian.
Set in the asylum in 1808, Sade’s drama is about the assassination of the populist revolutionary Jean Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday. This incident is viewed through the lens of Sade’s exploration of sexual excess and physical cruelty. In Brechtian fashion, the story is continually interrupted and analyzed. At the heart of Sade’s drama is the debate between himself as the author and his character Marat, who is played by another inmate.
We have developed a Study Guide incorporating information and ideas about the historical context of the play as well as our directorial and scenographic direction to this production. Click on the link below:
v. 16.11.07; Updates will be posted as available.
November 15, 16, 17, 2007, @ 7:30 p.m.
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