• Marx in Soho

  • A Play on History
  • By: Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Brian Jones
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Marx in Soho

By: Howard Zinn
Narrated by: Brian Jones
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Publisher's summary

“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 grounds in London, to make his case.

©1999 Howard Zinn (P)2010 Haymarket Books

Critic reviews

“[Zinn] mounts a clarion defense of the principles of Marxism while taking a timely jab at a consumerist culture run amok.… A witty and spontaneous mouthpiece, Jones invests his character with a surprising degree of urbanity and savoir-faire.” ( Los Angeles Times)
“Brian Jones deserves the highest ‘marx.’ Find out how Karl Marx lived, what he thought, and what he might think today. Hilarious and informative. A superb performance.” ( Amy Goodman)
"Smart. Funny. Perfect for the times in which we live." (Michael Moore)

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