Marx in Soho (Audio CD): A Play on History by Howard ZinnMarx in Soho (Audio CD): A Play on History by Howard Zinn

Marx in Soho (Audio CD): A Play on History

byHoward ZinnContribution byBrian Jones

Audio Book (CD) | July 1, 2010

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Don't you wonder: why is it necessary to declare me dead again and again?" This is the question posed by Karl Marx in Howard Zinn's witty and insightful "play on history." The premise of this one-man performance is that history's most famous, and oft-misrepresented, radical is resurrected after agitating with the authorities of the afterlife to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, however, Marx lands in modern-day Soho, New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.Here Howard Zinn, nationally known for his best-selling bookA People's History of the United States, introduces us to the Karl Marx we never learned about in school-a most human of revolutionaries, driven by a deep passion for social justice. Along the way we meet Marx's wife Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, and a host of other characters.Zinn'sMarx in Soho rescues Marx's ideas and fighting spirit for a new generation and shows how, far from casting him to the grave, our troubled times need Marx more than ever.Howard Zinn is the one of the nation's leading historians and champions of social justice. In addition toA People's History of the United States, his many books includeYou Can't Be Neutral On a Moving Train, which is also the title of a 2004 documentary on Zinn's life, starring Matt Damon, Alice Walker, and others.Brian Jones is an African American teacher and activist based in New York City. He has performedMarx in Soho for audiences nationwide since 1999."

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Brian Jones is an African-American actor and activist, has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999. Historian Howard Zinn is the author of numerous books, including A People's History of the United States.

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Title:Marx in Soho (Audio CD): A Play on HistoryFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5 × 5 × 0.39 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Haymarket BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1931859809

ISBN - 13:9781931859806

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An entertaining, first-rate solo performance . . . humorous, a little touching, and an acting tour-de force."-AOL "Engaging and charismatic. . . . The audience was clearly with him as he critiqued the death penalty, mega-mergers and mass media. You wouldn't imagine that social criticism could make for lively theater, but Zinn's text and Jones's acting deftly blended the political with the personal."-Washington Post"