Great news: TV series will focus on the home life of Karl Marx

Great news: TV series will focus on the home life of Karl Marx
Engels (L), Marx, and Marx's daughters, ready for their close-up. (Image: Wikipedia, By Unknown - /, Public Domain, Link)

[Ed. – Oh, that’ll be fun.  By all accounts, the man was a jackass, and his wife the most unhappy woman to ever walk the planet.  It probably says something about somebody, that anyone thought this was a good idea.]

Variety writer Leo Barraclough explained, “The story centers on the real lives of Jenny and Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and the two sisters — Mary and Lizzie Burns.”

Producer James Schamus insisted, “By allowing us to experience this extraordinary story through the eyes primarily of the women who lived it, Mary Gabriel allows us for the first time to feel the entire human drama that changed our world.” This is the “human drama” that led to the death of 100 million people in the 20th century. …

Variety quoted Schamus:

“Illicit affairs, revolutionary plots, murder-suicide pacts, midnight escapes, aristocratic luxury and Dickensian poverty — the true story of the Marx dynasty outdoes even the most fanciful of today’s invented soap operas, all against the background of a world on fire and the formation of ideas that still transform today’s global society.”

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