MARAT / SADE
t-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif' font-size: 12pt">In his astonishing adaptation of Peter Weiss' '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', accomplished filmmaker Peter Brook (Lord of The Flies) spins the spellbinding tale of one man's extraordinary attempt to stage a play about the murder of the French Revolution's radical journalist and politician Jean-Paul Marat (Ian Richardson, Brazil).
The man in question is non other than the legendary Marquis De Sade (Patrick Magee, Chariots Of Fire), notorious aristocrat, social critic, playwrite and inmate of Charenton's asylum for the insane. His bold and colourful attempt to enrich his fellow inmates with cultural and artistic exposure to the polemical work leads to a theatre production of calamitous magnitude.
In the tradition of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, outrageous in scope and mesmerising in detail, Marat/Sade also features Academy Award® winner Glenda Jackson (Women In Love) among other "excellent" (VARIETY) performances from the highly respected Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.
- Glenda Jackson
- Patrick Magee
- Peter Brook