Marat-Sade di Peter Brook (1967) #liberiamogliarchivi
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annamaria monteverdi/ Aprile 4, 2020/ NEWS

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Fidelis Scardanelli

The persecution and assasination of Jean Paul Marat. As performed by the inmates of the asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade. July 13, 1808 at the Charenton Insane Asylum just outside Paris. The inmates of the asylum are mounting their latest theatrical production, written and produced by who is probably the most famous inmate of the facility, the Marquis de Sade. The asylum’s director, M. Coulmier, a supporter of the current French regime led by Napoleon, encourages this artistic expression as therapy for the inmates, while providing the audience – the aristocracy – a sense that they are being progressive in inmate treatments. Coulmier as the master of ceremonies, his wife and daughter in special places of honor, and the cast, all of whom are performing the play in the asylum’s bath house, are separated from the audience by prison bars. The play is a retelling of a period in the French Revolution culminating with the assassination exactly fifteen years earlier of revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat by peasant girl, Charlotte Corday. The play is to answer whether Marat was a friend or foe to the people of France. Director: Peter Brook Writers: Peter Weiss (play), Geoffrey Skelton (English translation by) | Stars: Patrick Magee, Clifford Rose, Glenda Jackson

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