Jul 27 2012

Robespierre Overthrown!

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Yes, 218 years ago today, Maximilien Robespierre was overthrown and, the following day, lost his head.  And so, in memoriam, and for your weekend amusement, I give you a scene from Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade, which I stumbled upon and watched on PBS in 1969, at age 16, after watching Richard Nixon defend the Vietnam War, while high on 200 mics of LSD.  So, as you might imagine, it made an impression.