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

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

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ISBN-13: 9781577662310
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.88(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.43(d)

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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 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
whitewavedarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I saw this play years ago, and I still remember it as one of the most powerful plays I've ever encountered on the stage. In all truth, I wasn't sure how well it would hold up in a simple reading, but the themes and language are as powerful and hardhitting as I remember. Of course, the visuals came back to me as I read Weiss's work, so I can't be sure how well the work translates to a reader unfamiliar with the staged production. I can say that, as a creative play on history that interacts with true personalities and philosophies and histories taken directly from the past, this play is unsurpassable, and worth every effort to produce. I've heard there's a phenomenal dvd production of the play, and I plan on looking it up before fully committing to teaching this text--but, in the meantime, if you're a reader of plays or looking for works to produce, you should read this. It may be based in history, but its power and ideas are as relevant now as they were upon Weiss's writing. Absolutely recommended.
An-Actor-In-Iowa More than 1 year ago
We did this play for our fall play. I play Coulmier and I was thrilled to be part of such an intellectual play. The actors all agreed that this play is hard to understand to the naked eye, but If you look past all the words on the page and think past all the seemingly difficult parts, you are then left with pure gold.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even if you don't know who the Marquis De Sade is, this is a book to be charished for generations. It will disgust and intrigue you with every word you read. Wonderful, spectacular, a book that should be read to better understand human nature and the hardships of life.