Marat/Sade | Chicago Reader

Marat/Sade

Peter Brook's 1966 filming of one of his greatest stage productions—a Peter Weiss play based on the premise of the Marquis de Sade staging a play about the French Revolution in the Charenton asylum—doesn't translate too well to the screen, especially when close-ups are expected to take the place of Brook's multifaceted original mise-en-scene. The cast—including Ian Richardson, Patrick Magee, and Glenda Jackson (in her screen debut)—is certainly skillful, but the complexity and originality of the work as originally conceived is basically missing.

Credits

Director:

  • Peter Brook

Cast:

  • Ian Richardson
  • Patrick Magee
  • Glenda Jackson

Writers:

  • Adrian Mitchell
  • Geoffrey Skelton

Producer:

  • Michael Birkett

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