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It is through its depiction of theatricality and insanity that Weiss' play is also a play
of ideas. The heart of the play is a running debate between Sade, in his chair,
and Marat, in his bath, on the meaning of the French Revolution, that is, on the ...
Weiss' play cannot be treated like an argument of Arthur Miller, or even of Brecht.
... Weiss' play contains an argument, or rather it employs the material of
intellectual debate and historical reevaluation (the nature of human nature, the
Yet Artaud's is not the only major influence reflected in the Weiss-Brook
production. Weiss is reported to have said that in this play he wished—staggering
ambition!—to combine Brecht and Artaud. And, to be sure, one can see what he
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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