Danton's Tod

Tragedy - Revival

Mercury Theatre

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  • Opening Date: November 2, 1938
  • Closing Date: November 1, 1938
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 21

Music: Marc Blitzstein

Playwright: Georg Buchner, Geoffrey Dunlop


Georg Buchner dramatizes the conflict between French Revolution leader Danton and left-wing bourgeois politician Robespierre.


Opening Night Cast

William Alland Servant to Danton
Ellen Andrews Voice in the Street
Richard Baer Convention Attendant
Fay Baker Voice in the Street
Edgar Barrier Camille Desmoulins
John Berry Gaoler
Joseph Cotten Barrere
Helen Coule Voice in the Street
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Geoffrey Dunlop Writer
  Marc Blitzstein Music
Orson Welles Orson Welles Staging
  Jan Tichacek Scenic Design
Orson Welles Orson Welles Producer
  John Houseman Producer
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