Michael Grandage direct a new version of Georg Buchner's play by Howard Brenton.
1794: the French Revolution reaches its climax. After a series of bloody purges the life-loving, volatile Danton is tormented by his part in the killing. His political rival, the driven, ascetic Robespierre, decides Danton's fate. A titanic struggle begins. Once friends who wanted to change the world, now one stands for compromise, the other for ideological purity as the guillotine awaits.
A revolutionary himself, Georg Buchner was 21 when he wrote the play in 1835, while hiding from the police. With its hair-raising rush of scenes and vivid dramatisation of complex, visionary characters, Danton's Death has a claim to be the greatest political tragedy ever written.
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