Possibly the most amazing play I ve ever read I have never seen it on stage but there is a riveting film under the direction of Peter Brooks that can be found on DVD with a little effort But the reading of this play is a revelation in itself It is very complex a play within a play and works on so many social and philosophical levels that ou come away dizzy If Kiu you read the titleou ve read the plot But it is the ideas expressed in the play within the play that makes this a classic Strange a little challenging and an uniue experience and the award for longest book title goes to Funny how I haven t read this for ears but a few bits from the production I saw part of TV version watched in class have stuck in my head inc we want what we want and we don t care howwe want our revolution now and the singy songy bit whenever the name Charlotte Corday pops up Not that ou run into a lot of references to Charlotte Corday outside the occasional Jeopardy uestion I have a co worker a sweet a lot of references to Charlotte Corday outside the occasional Jeopardy uestion I have a co worker a sweet lady who is very interested in the French Revolution and enjoys literature about that period I was going to loan her m There were few fieldtrips in high school but one was uite memorable I d been to the Art Institute of Chicago before certainly but we were taken to see a travelling exhibit of the works of David Of those paintings I was most struck by The Death of Marat the image of which has remained clear Jim Gottreich the teacher of sopho European history introduced us to the study of the French Revolution which of course was so like our own Looking for role models I did not much attend to the Terror By senior ear and Tim Little s cou Speechless It isn t an easy play to review It isn t literature that can be easily dissected to the semi plot that the title of the play betrays The beauty comes IN THE SETTING IT COMES WITH THE DISTANCE THE the setting It comes with the distance the characters place themselves on stage both physically and as characters They share monologues righteous moral standards and a prison between them The verses are almost always philosophical meditations which can be seen as bunch of pretentious lines or Marxist agenda As the underlying theme is necessity of revolution Weiss touches upon people and their king and the madness it must take for a revolution to spring Oh the irony of it all The actors who are performi. This extraordinary play which swept across Europe before coming to America is based on two historical truths the infamous Maruis de Sade was confined in the lunatic asylum of Charenton where he staged plays; and the revolutionary Jean Paul Marat was stabbed in a bathtub by Charlotte Corday at the height of the Terror during the French Revolution But. ,
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Movie directed by the great Peter Brook and featuring Jackson Patrick Magee and Clifford Rose The name of this play along with my interest in the French Revolution was what generated my desire to read it The structure of the play is rather bizarre in a good way inmates of Charenton acting in a play but the inmates are actors themselves among other things and the content of the play is very good essentially a debate about revolution themselves among other things and the content of the play is very good essentially a debate about revolution Marat Sade and Jacues Roux Sade plays the disillusioned revolutionary Marat the radical bourgeois revolutionary and Roux described in the dramatis personae as a radical socialist who advocates for the revolution of the sans culotte he is silenced and dragged away as he ends his radical invocationsDespite the hefty themes of the play there s definitely a sense of levity running throughout The Warden of the Asylum Coulmier is a Napoleon apologist the play takes place in 1808 and often runs to the director de Sade to voice his complaints comically saying things like we have no need for revolution now that Napoleon is our emperor and everyone has bread They also play up Girondist Duperret based off Claude Romain Lauze de Perret as a real horny guy who is constantly feeling up Charlotte Corday though the latter repeatedly rejects and pushes him off I didn t think this was particularly funny By the end of the play it feels like a revolution is about to break out before Coulmier abruptly calls for the curtains to be dropped ending the playAlso a lot of the play is structured in a Classical way it is in verse as opposed to prose despite having heavy postmodern themes ambiguityundecidability metatheatricality which seems uniue to meOverall I thought the script was good and I see there is a filmed version of it Like virtually every play and especially postmodernabsurdist plays it feels like in order to really portray how disorienting it is ou must watch it be performed Would recommend to anyone interested in postmodernsurrealistabsurdist plays along with those interested in the French Revolution in general though the play definitely has a far left bent to it not that I m complaining as Weiss joined the Swedish Communist Party a few L'enfant la sophrologie years after he wrote this play I feel as though people of most political persuasions can find something to enjoy in this. Even including song and dance All the forces and elements possible to the stage are fused in one overwhelming experience This is theatre such as has rarely been seen before The play is basically concerned with the problem of revolution Are the same things true for the masses and for their leaders And where in modern times lie the borderlines of sani.