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259 Ratings


The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

Directed by Peter Brook
United Kingdom, 1967
Drama, History, Musical


In an insane Asylum, Marquis de Sade directs the Jean Paul Marat’s last days through a theather play. The actors are the patients.

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Marat/Sade Directed by Peter Brook

Critics reviews

It offers a complicated reading of a play within a play about drama and history that simultaneously challenges the spectator to rethink political philosophy.
March 17, 2017
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Peter Brook’s British film adaptation lifts the concept wholesale, adding a few inflections with respect to ever-strained Anglo-Franco relations . . . , and manically thrusts us into the center of the loony bin performance, choking the players with close-ups that rarely let up. The effect is even more urgently visceral than the (allegedly appalling) West End edition, despite the meta-staginess of the concept.
September 10, 2012
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