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“Marx in Soho,” performed by Brian Jones, 2010 CE.

Marx in Soho: A Play on History, by Howard Zinn (1999), performed by Brian Jones at the 2010 Left Forum. March, 2010.

In “Marx in Soho” by historian Howard Zinn, Karl Marx returns to the present day in order ‘to clear his name.’ Early on, “Marx” (Brian Jones) recounts his distaste for the first self-identified Marxists. Why might Zinn have put this episode at the beginning of his play? What could a dramatic, autobiographical presentation of Marx’s ideas add to a reading of Marx’s works?

Source: Via Brian Jones’ website www.marxinsoho.com