Marat / Sade Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What is the philosophy of the play? What schools of philosophy are represented by Marat, Sade, Coulmier, and Corday? What role does Coulmier play in the story? What does he represent?

Topic 2

What is the historical background of the play? How does the historical background affect the plot of the play? What role do the fictionalized elements play in the story?

Topic 3

Why is the play set in an asylum for social degenerates and the insane? What does this say about the historical figures portrayed in the play? What does their rejection by society imply about society?

Topic 4

What role do speeches and writing play in the story? Do they have any major effect on the events of the play? What does this say about the impact of words on history? What does this say about the power of words and the strength of human nature...

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