Marat/Sade online

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11 Responses to “Marat/Sade online”

  1. Stickarm says:

    This film has a really amazing cast — it’s almost like an unofficial production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  2. jetfx says:

    Awesome, I’ll have to watch it as I’ve not seen it since my university days when the student drama club put it on.

  3. Christopher says:

    My parents loved this one, and we sang the songs in the car.

    As grateful as I am to my parents for playing Peter, Paul, & Mary I can’t help wishing my parents had been a little more like yours.

  4. blueelm says:

    May watch this tonight…

  5. My daring high-school drama teacher staged a production of this. I played the Marquis de Sade. I was “whipped” on stage each night by the very pretty actress playing Charlotte Corday using a soft set of braided cords that had a special theater makeup on it that, when exposed to skin, left red marks. Every time she whipped me, it left what looked like welts. The audience loved it.

    She stepped too close one night, however, and the whips cords swung around to my front, with the extra centripetal force leaving actual marks! All in the name of art.

    We thought we staged it awfully well, and the school administration didn’t even blink. My co-star, Marat, went on to become a Barnum & Bailey clown.

  6. lorq says:

    Incredible play.  I’ve seen it twice — once as a very good high school production and once as a local community theater production.  About ten years separated the two performances — and each time, the play was *totally* relevant to what was going on in the political news of the time.  Really amazingly intelligent show.

  7. this disc is one of the prizes in my dvd library… Current 93 sampled this thing heavily back in the ’80s

  8. I shared this with my other half, who has theatre in her blood  Apparently it has a rep based somewhat on the title, something like that Fairport Convention song.

    I was relieved to discover that during a production the cast tend to just refer to it as “The  Persecution”…

  9. chgoliz says:

    Marat, we’re poor…and the poor stay poor….Marat, don’t make us wait anymore….we want our rights, and we don’t care how….we want a revolution, NOW.

    Sung in Judy Collins’ honey dulcet tones.  Talk about a study in contrasts.

  10. Palomino says:

    So Sucker Punch wasn’t an original idea? 

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