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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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Weiss, Peter. Atheneum, New York. 1966

English version by Geoffrey Skelton

Verse Adaptation by Adrian Mitchell

Introduction by Peter Brook

A play within a play that is "not historical drama", based on "historical truths: The famous - the infamous - Marquis De Sade was confined in the lunatic asylum of Charenton, where he stages plays; and the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed in a bathtub by Charlotte Corday at the height of the Terror during the Revolution."