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  - Scott_Hercher - LibraryThing

A play within a play, in which inmates of a lunatic asylum put on a play about the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat while the asylum's director watches, periodically objecting to the political content ... Read full review

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

The script of the play with an introduction by Peter Brook and a note from the the author about the historical background of the play. Also a 7-page score for music written for the first British production of the play and a brief biography of Peter Weiss.. 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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