Peter Brook’s 1966 filming of one of his greatest stage productionsa Peter Weiss play based on the premise of the Marquis de Sade staging a play about the French Revolution in the Charenton asylumdoesn’t translate too well to the screen, especially when close-ups are expected to take the place of Brook’s multifaceted original mise en scene. The castincluding Ian Richardson, Patrick Magee, and Glenda Jackson (in her screen debut)is certainly skillful, but the compexity and originality of the work as originally conceived is basically missing. (JR)

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