Marat/Sade

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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 (Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de Sade), usually shortened to Marat/Sade, is a 1963 play by Peter Weiss.wikipedia
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Peter Weiss

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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 (Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de Sade), usually shortened to Marat/Sade, is a 1963 play by Peter Weiss.
He is particularly known for his plays Marat/Sade and The Investigation and his novel The Aesthetics of Resistance.

Peter Brook

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Richard Peaslee composed music for the original English-language production of Marat/Sade directed by Peter Brook.
With the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brook directed the first English language production of Marat/Sade in 1964.

Royal Shakespeare Company

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Although there is no official score to the play in any language, the success of the Brook-directed Royal Shakespeare Company production and film made the Peaslee score popular for English-language productions.
The fiftieth birthday season also featured The Merchant of Venice with Sir Patrick Stewart and revivals of some of the RSC's greatest plays, including a new staging of Marat/Sade.

Richard Peaslee

Richard Peaslee composed music for the original English-language production of Marat/Sade directed by Peter Brook.

Adrian Mitchell

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Sections of the Peaslee score have been included in trade copies of the Geoffrey Skelton/Adrian Mitchell English version (based on the text used for the Royal Shakespeare Company productions).
His work for the Royal Shakespeare Company included Peter Brook's US and the English version of Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade.

Patrick Magee (actor)

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The cast of this recording includes Patrick Magee, Glenda Jackson and Freddie Jones. Peter Brook directed a cast that included Ian Richardson as the herald, Clive Revill as Marat, Patrick Magee as de Sade and Glenda Jackson as Charlotte Corday.
He was known for his collaborations with Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, as well as creating the role of the Marquis de Sade in the original stage and screen productions of Marat/Sade.

Antonin Artaud

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Incorporating dramatic elements characteristic of both Artaud and Brecht, it is a depiction of class struggle and human suffering that asks whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself.
Theatrical practitioner Peter Brook took inspiration from Artaud's "Theatre of Cruelty" in a series of workshops that led up to his Royal Shakespeare Company production of Marat/Sade in 1964, which was performed in New York and Paris as well as London.

Freddie Jones

The cast of this recording includes Patrick Magee, Glenda Jackson and Freddie Jones.
In 1964 he appeared as Cucurucu in the Peter Brook-directed production of Marat/Sade in a production that included Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson and Patrick Magee.

Glenda Jackson

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The cast of this recording includes Patrick Magee, Glenda Jackson and Freddie Jones. Peter Brook directed a cast that included Ian Richardson as the herald, Clive Revill as Marat, Patrick Magee as de Sade and Glenda Jackson as Charlotte Corday.
A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for four years from 1964, she originally joined for director Peter Brook's 'Theatre of Cruelty' season which included Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade (1965) in which she played an inmate of an insane asylum portraying Charlotte Corday, the assassin of Jean-Paul Marat.

Ian Richardson

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Peter Brook directed a cast that included Ian Richardson as the herald, Clive Revill as Marat, Patrick Magee as de Sade and Glenda Jackson as Charlotte Corday.
Richardson's other notable work included a portrayal of Sherlock Holmes for the BBC, significant roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brazil, and M. Butterfly, and as the lead in the Broadway production of Marat/Sade.

Charenton (asylum)

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Set in the historical Charenton Asylum, Marat/Sade is almost entirely a "play within a play".
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis Sade, which is usually simplified to Marat/Sade, is a play written by Peter Weiss in which de Sade directs a play featuring the inmates as actors.

Marquis de Sade

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The main story takes place on 13 July 1808, after the French Revolution; the play directed by the Marquis de Sade within the story takes place during the Revolution, in the middle of 1793, culminating in the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat (which took place on 13 July 1793), then quickly brings the audience up to date (1808).
These include Peter Weiss's play Marat/Sade, a fantasia extrapolating from the fact that Sade directed plays performed by his fellow inmates at the Charenton asylum.

Clive Revill

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Peter Brook directed a cast that included Ian Richardson as the herald, Clive Revill as Marat, Patrick Magee as de Sade and Glenda Jackson as Charlotte Corday.
He went on to have such varied stage roles as Bob (narrator) in Irma la Douce, Ratty in Toad of Toad Hall and Jean-Paul Marat in Marat/Sade.

Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play

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The play won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Brook was named Best Director.

Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

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Additional awards went to Magee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play and Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss for her Costume Design.

Tony Award for Best Play

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The play won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Brook was named Best Director.

Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

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Jackson lost the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play to Zoe Caldwell.

New York Drama Critics' Circle

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It also won the 1966 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

Tony Award for Best Costume Design

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Additional awards went to Magee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play and Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss for her Costume Design.

Keith Fowler

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His productions, beginning with Marat/Sade (the first racially integrated company on the Virginia Museum's stage ), brought controversy into the heart of Richmond's museum district but also drew increased attendance, more than doubling audiences between 1969 and the late 1970s.

Charlotte Corday

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Peter Brook directed a cast that included Ian Richardson as the herald, Clive Revill as Marat, Patrick Magee as de Sade and Glenda Jackson as Charlotte Corday.

Theatre of NOTE

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After an evening of one-acts by resident playwright Dennis Miles, presented under the banner title For The Curious, Theatre of NOTE offered four full-length productions: Bright Room Called Day, by Tony Kushner, Touch, by Toni Press-Coffman, the eccentric and wildly poetic Monstrosity, written & directed by Christopher Kelley, and a fully orchestrated musical presentation of Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade, directed by Brad Mays, with a completely restored verse text.

Jacques Roux

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In Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade, Roux is portrayed by an asylum patient in the Marquis de Sade's dramatization of Jean-Paul Marat's assassination.

Bertolt Brecht

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Incorporating dramatic elements characteristic of both Artaud and Brecht, it is a depiction of class struggle and human suffering that asks whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself.