The Marat/Sade

15th Dec 2016, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

student-showsEdge Hill University 3rd Year Performing Arts Students present Limits of the Enlightenment
A season of work looking back to this cultural paradigm shift to ask ‘where are we now?

“Enlightenment is mankind’s exit from his self-incurred immaturity”  Emmanuel Kant

Thursday 15th December 7.30pm
The Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss
English version by Geoffrey Skelton Verse Adaptation by Adrian Mitchell

The Persecution and the Assassination of Jean Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. Peter Brook’s infamous 1964 production introduced a wider world to the Theatre of Cruelty, but Weiss’ playtext draws its power from the exchanges between the libertine, individualist Sade and the dedicated revolutionary Marat. A dialogue we are still bound into, as De Sade says towards the end of the play:

“On the one hand the urge with axes and knives
to change the whole world and improve people’s lives
On the other hand the individual lost in thought
caught in the throes of the calamity he’s wrought
Thus the question formulated in the play
remains open in the light of things today”

Recommended for age 16 years plus

Tickets £9 / £5 concs
FREE for EHU students

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