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Marat/Sade

What is the central theme of the play Marat/Sade?

In relation to the central theme of class conflict, Weiss appears to be suggesting that the French Revolution, though a step in the right direction towards enduring social and political change,...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2018 7:03 am UTC

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Marat/Sade

How does Marat/Sade contrast and complement the theories of theatre from Aristotle, Artaud, and Brecht?

Marat/Sade is a play about putting on plays in an insane asylum. While there is some history behind this premise, Peter Weiss’s play is more about the theatre itself and the power of theatre to...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2017 1:23 pm UTC

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Marat/Sade

Examine the philosophical and political issues in Marat/Sade. How are they “farmed” by the theatrical elements in the...

I would say that the setting of the drama is an area where a theatrical element is critical to the exploration of philosophical and political issues The insane asylum where there are specific...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2014 11:46 am UTC

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Marat/Sade

What are the themes of Peter Weiss' play Marat/Sade? Not just the central theme, but all of them. I don't need much...

The main themes are body vs. mind, appearance vs. reality, and class conflict. Full details can be found in the section on "Themes" in the eNotes study guide to the play, accessed...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2008 6:17 pm UTC

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