By Peter Weiss. Translation by Geoffrey Skelton. Verse adaptation by Adrian Mitchell. Optional music by Richard Peaslee.
Cast: 9m., 3w. (extras.) "Total theatre" is the expression critics have used to describe this unique theatrical event, which is designed for production on a nearly bare stage by a large and flexible cast. The Marquis de Sade, when an inmate of the Asylum of Charenton, staged plays that were performed by fellow inmates. With this point of departure, Peter Weiss has created one of the most powerful and exciting plays of the century. One int. set.