The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 21, 1965
  • Opening Date: December 27, 1965
  • Closing Date: April 30, 1966
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 145

Playwright: Peter Weiss

Synopsis

The inmates of France's Charenton Asylum are instructed to perform a play detailing the events that led to the assassination of radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat during the French Revolution. The performance is directed by their fellow inmate, the Marquis de Sade, and has a revolutionary character of its own, intended to defy the hospital director and staff.

 

Opening Night Cast

Patrick Magee Marquis de Sade
Ian Richardson in The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade Ian Richardson Jean-Paul Marat
Ruth Baker Mlle. Coulmier
Jonathan Burn Polpoch
John Harwood Voltaire
Glenda Jackson Charlotte Corday
Freddie Jones Cucurucu
Mark Jones Abbot
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Peter Weiss Writer
  Geoffrey Skelton English version
  Richard Peaslee Music
  Peter Weiss Lyrics
  Peter Brook Director
  Malcolm Goddard Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1965 - 1966

 
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Awards


Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Outstanding Director of a Play Peter Brook Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss Winner
1966 Direction of a Play Peter Brook Winner
1966 Featured Actor in a Play Patrick Magee Winner
1966 Featured Actress in a Play Glenda Jackson Nominee
1966 Play   Winner
 
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