Classics, Footprints Festival

Mahabharata: a Modern Retelling

BY CAROLE SATYAMURTI.
DIRECTED BY JATINDER VERMA.
12 June 2021

Overview

“This is the tale of a tragic dynasty.”

The Mahabharata is a narrative of honour, hatred, courage, of virtue, love, ideals and wickedness, and of a war so terrible, it marked the threshold between one age and the next. This dramatised reading of perhaps the greatest epic in literature is performed by 12 actresses in three parts: the incredible Game of Dice which leads to a tense Exile in the Forest, culminating in The Wheel of Time.

Award-winning poet Carole Satyamurti abridges the original Sanskrit epic to create a gripping blank verse version. Director Jatinder Verma previously adapted The Mahabharata for BBC Radio 4, with Claudia Mayer; and is currently working on another version for the BBC.

 

Mahabharata: a Modern Retelling is performed in three parts. Each of The Game of Dice, Exile in the Forest and The Wheel of Time runs for 80 mins.

 

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Saturday 12 June 2.00pm
Saturday 12 June 4.30pm
Saturday 12 June 7.30pm


People


Carole Satyamurti
Adaptor
Jatinder Verma
Director
Claudia Mayer
Designer


Media

“A gripping narrative, focusing on the story … Resoundingly successful.”
New Statesman

 
 

Tickets

12 June 2021

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