Marat / Sade Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Act 1, Scenes 1, 2, and 3

• The cast, Sade, and Coulmier enter the bathhouse

• Coulmier welcomes the audience to the play

• The Herald signals the beginning of the play.

Act 1, Scene 4

• The Herald introduces the characters of the play

• The Herald introduces the Marquis de Sade

• The Herald calls for the opening song

Act 1, Scenes 5 and 6

• The actors explain the political situation of 1793.

• The actors call upon Marat for help.

• Coulmier warns the players to be more objective in their historical representations.

Act 1, Scenes 7, 8, and 9

• The Herald introduces Corday

• Marat feverishly works on his call to the nation.

• Corday visits Marat the first time and nearly stabs him

Act 1, Scenes 10 and 11

• Corday arrives in Paris.

• Corday describes the horrors of the Revolution.

• Marat rants against the fear of the aristocracy

Act 1, Scenes 12, 13, 14, and 15

• Sade and Marat argue the merits of violent social action.

• Marat lambastes the Church.

• Marat decries the inclusion...

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