The English Standard
Watch the film of Peter Brook's acclaimed 1968 production of The Marat/Sade. Discuss as a class what Brook did with the source material to create such an effective staging. How does the actors' commitment to believability enhance the viewer's experience?
A Modern Imagining
Imagine that you are staging a modern-dress version of The Marat/Sade. Choose a character from the play and, using clippings from magazines,create a rendering of that character's costume for this hypothetical production.
The Marquis de Sade is one of the most frequently incarnated figures in film, probably because he is such an evocative and eerie presence. As a class, watch clips from the films Quills, De Sade, and The Milky Way. How are the portrayals different?
Most of the songs in The Marat/Sade are tongue-in-cheek commentaries on the state of political hypocrisy in post-Revolutionary France...
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