Synopsis

Battlefield

Battlefield $12.99

Peter Brook & Marie-Helene Estienne

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
"Destruction never approaches weapon in hand. It comes slyly, on tiptoe, making you see bad in good and good in bad"

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere together revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production took world theatre by storm

The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart

The new king must unravel a mystery ...

How can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused?

An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is both timeless and contemporary and asks how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict

It was first performed at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, in 2015, before an international tour including a run at the Young Vic Theatre, London, in 2016

Runs about 60 minutes

REVIEWS

'Peter Brook's return to The Mahabharata is breathtaking - a dazzling piece of theatre" ~ Guardian

"An hour of magic realism it has a gentle power that lingers" ~ The Times

"Delivered with remarkable grace and deceptive lightness of touch" ~ Financial Times

"Luminous and potent" ~ Independent

"Combines the immediacy of story-telling with the purity of Greek tragedy" ~ Sunday Express

"Something profound is felt on the pulse here ... Peter Brook achieves rare magic, and with the slenderest art" ~ Telegraph

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