Marx in Soho

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by historian Howard Zinn (1922-2010). Written in 1999, it is a one-man play on the life of Karl Marx. Zinn stated that he wrote the play to "show Marx as few people knew him, as a family man, struggling to support his wife and children." The play has often been produced and depicts Marx resurrected to defend the ideals of communism from the dehumanized version of it practiced in the former Soviet Union and to defend humanity from capitalism.

A South African adaptation, entitled Marx@KwaSuka, was produced at the KwaSuka Theatre in 2007, starring the poet Dennis Brutus as Karl Marx.


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