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

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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.
  • Playwright: Peter Weiss

Awards

Outer Critics Circle
1966 Outstanding Director of a Play Winner
Tony Award
1966 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Winner
1966 Direction of a Play Winner
1966 Featured Actor in a Play Winner
1966 Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1966 Play Winner