Monthly Archives: June 2008

Getting Ready for the Revolution

We are now less than a month away from opening Marat/Sade. The first thing to know about the play is that it’s full title isThe 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. Second thing to know is that it is even bigger and more historically and politically charged than our last show The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Third thing to know is that Marat/Sade is a musical – with all original music!!!! Fourth thing is that you don’t need to know anything about the French Revolution to ‘get’ the play. But the fifth thing, is that learning a little more never hurt and on the blog over the next few weeks I’m going to try to give a little bit of background to the play. Michael will probably add a few postings about the process and theatricality and the actors are all being invited to share their thoughts as we get into production.

Just as I did for Judas here’s a little Marat/Sade mix-tape to start with:

Talking About A Revolution – I’m partial to a cover by Damien Rice
Revolution Rock – The Clash
Driving Myself Crazy – Looper
Revolution – The Beatles
Young and Insane – The Magnetic Fields
The Day After the Revolution – Pulp
Garcon Culotte – Les Sans Culotte
and of course La Marseillaise!