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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