Charlotte Corday


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Noun1.Charlotte Corday - French revolutionary heroine (a Girondist) who assassinated Marat (1768-1793)Charlotte Corday - French revolutionary heroine (a Girondist) who assassinated Marat (1768-1793)
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A tall, square house of stickins was to be built round Rebecca this afternoon, and she was to be Charlotte Corday leaning against the bars of her prison.
It was a wonderful experience standing inside the building with Emma Jane's apron wound about her hair; wonderful to feel that when she leaned her head against the bars they seemed to turn to cold iron; that her eyes were no longer Rebecca Randall's but mirrored something of Charlotte Corday's hapless woe.
"If you think you could move up some stones and just take off the top rows, I could step out over," suggested Charlotte Corday. "Then leave the stones, and you two can step down into the prison to-morrow and be the two little princes in the Tower, and I can murder you."
And therefore, if they want to depict, not God, but a revolutionist or a sage, let them take from history a Socrates, a Franklin, a Charlotte Corday, but not Christ.
| 1793: Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary leader, was stabbed to death by Charlotte Corday while in his bath.
The only ones among the cast who were believable asylum patients were Xander Soriano (commanding as Marat chained to a bathtub), Sheryll Ceasico (her affectless, almost-wordless turn a lesson on consistency) and Hariette Damole (incandescent, gripping, almost pitiful as the unfortunate, internally splintered soul tasked to play the murderous Charlotte Corday; an acting thesis that clearly deserved a 1.0).
Set during the French Revolution, it centers on four history-making women: deposed Queen Marie Antoinette, would-be assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright/activist Olymbe de Gouge and Caribbean-born spy Marianne Angelle.
On the evening of 13 July 1793 Charlotte Corday, a young woman from a Girondist family of penurious nobility, dressed in a shabby hotel.
The play is a comedic quartet, telling the story of four real women - playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette - who lived and died during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.
Elsewhere, the lithograph Les Femmes de la Revolution after Anselm Kiefer, 1992, commemorated revolutionary women, from Theroigne de Mericourt to Charlotte Corday, each represented by a different botanical specimen.
As we were affected by the former I studied the French Revolution under an excellent history teacher so I never forgot that Charlotte Corday killed Jean-Paul Marat in 1793 in his bath.

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