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Theatricality permeates Weiss' cunning play in a peculiarly modern sense: most
of Marat/Sade consists of a play-within-a-play. In Peter Brook's production, which
opened in London last August, the aged, disheveled, flabby Sade (acted by ...
Take the scene to which many people particularly objected, in which Sade
persuades Charlotte Corday to whip him (Peter Brook has her do it with her hair)
—while he, meanwhile, continues to recite, in agonized tones, some point about
The same impulse discloses itself in a complex way in Marat/Sade. Such a
position does not mean that these artists wish to dispense with ideas. What it
does mean is that ideas, including moral ideas, are proffered in a new style.
Ideas may ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review