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Re: Marat/Sade
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:04:56 pm »
I find this play to be so hilarious that I almost wish I could take part in a rendition of it in an actual mental asylum!   :D

It inspired me to read (aloud into a recorder) Gunter Grass's "The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising: a German Tragedy where the main character (Boss) supposedly represents Bertolt Brecht, whom I only recently discovered while browsing aimlessly in the library.  Where I am now, for some odd reason, this library has many obscure texts.  It's extremely UNCANNY.  Anyway, I read that Peter Weiss - who wrote the play Marat/Sade - was influenced by this Brecht.

The only play I ever read was Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, and just yesterday The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising.

I am going to try to read Brecht's Edward II, based on Christopher Marlowe's classic of the same name.   

I had not been interested in any literature since Ligotti.  I was sticking to Schopenhauer and Cioran, trying to read Lovecraft and Poe but the editions I have are in such small print I lost patience and went on a long drinking binge.

Fortunately I snapped out of it long enough to be bored enough to browse the library the old-fashioned way and my spirit is healed for the moment.

As for Marat/Sade, what a blast it would be just to play one of the minor roles!
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