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France

"Danton's Death" takes place in a large city in France, probably Paris.

The French Revolution

"Danton's Death" is the story of rebel leader Georges Danton during the French Revolution.

Guillotine

Prisoners convicted of crimes are sentenced to execution by guillotine. The prisoner is positioned on his knees with his head extended on a block. The executioner releases a large blade from above that severs the prisoner's head. The head falls into a basket.

Tumbril

Tumbrils are used to cart prisoners to the guillotine.

The Revolutionary Tribunal

Georges Danton establishes the Revolutionary Tribunal that decides the fate of enemies of the Revolution. Ironically, he is tried before that same tribunal and sentenced to death.

Luxembourg

There are scenes in Luxembourg Prison in cells and in the dungeon. The prisoners have to put up with lice, worms and filth.

The Jacobins Club

The Jacobins Club is a meeting place...

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