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; [a play]

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 1, 1966 - Drama - 117 pages
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The problem of revolution is the central concern of this unusual play within a play

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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No play by a German since Brecht has enjoyed the success of The Marat/Sade, and its author Peter Weiss has emerged as one of the most remarkable of the post-war generation of German writers. This ... Read full review


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Peter Weiss (1916-1982) was a German playwright, novelist, filmmaker, and painter. His works include the plays Marat/Sade and The New Trial (also published by Duke University Press) and the novels The Shadow of the Coachman's Body and The Conversation of the Three Walkers. West Germany's most important literary award, the Georg Buchner Prize, was awarded to Weiss posthumously in 1982.

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