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Marat / Sade Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Charlotte Corday

Corday exists in a dream and must at times be ushered to her appointed times and places. She speaks in a sing-song voice. never fully dimensional. but resolute even in her dream-like state. It is not explained whether her behavior is historical or merely the personality traits of the mental patient playing her in Sade's inner play. Like other characters in the play within the play, Corday's ambiguous nature inspires disturbing feelings in the audience.

Corday is going to murder Marat. She comes to Paris. buys the knife, and confers with Duperret, who. at the last minute. tries to dissuade her from committing the murder. She is determined, however, to accomplish this mission. She also interacts with Sade, and in what many consider a startling scene in Brook's production, lashes Sade at his request-not with a whip but with her hair.

Corday approaches the thought of killing...

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