Monday, August 10, 2015

Marat/Sade (1967) - (dir: Peter Brook) US one-sheet

Marat/Sade (1967) - (dir: Peter Brooks) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet for the 1967 Peter Brook film Marat/Sade based on a play by Peter Weiss and starring Patrick Magee as the Marquis de Sade. Plot summary: The setting is Charenton Insane Asylum just outside Paris on 13 July 1808, where the inmates are performing a play written by one of their own, the Marquis de Sade. The play recounts the time during the French revolution when the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat [Ian Richardson] was assassinated by a peasant girl named Charlotte Corday [Glenda Jackson]; the play seeks to answer the question whether Marat was friend or enemy to the people of France. The audience is the French aristocracy, who are separated from the inmates by prison bars. Both the asylum and its audience take the view that such dramatic productions by inmates are a part of their progressive treatment under the requirements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Cast and crew: Peter Brook, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson, Jean-Paul Marat, Marquis de Sade, Charenton Asylum, Peter Weiss, Geoffrey Skelton, Adrian Mitchell, Clifford Rose, Freddie Jones, Hugh Sullivan, John Hussey, William Morgan Sheppard, Jonathan Burn, Jeanette Landis, Robert Langdon Lloyd, John Steiner, James Mellor, Henry Woolf

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