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Title The Mahabharata / co-produced by Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage ; based on the RST/CICT stage production adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière ; screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook.

Publication Info. [London] : Channel Four Television Company ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [1989]


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Description 1 videodisc (170 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Cast Urs Biher (Dushassana), Ryszard Cieslak (Dhritharashtra), Georges Corraface (Duryodhana), Mamadou Dioumé (Bhima), Miriam Goldschmidt (Kunti), Jeffrey Kissoon (Karna), Sotigui Kouyate (Bhisma), Tuncel Kurtiz (Shakuni), Robert Langdon Lloyd (Vyasa), Vittorio Mezzogiorno (Arjuna), Bruce Myers (Ganesha/Krishna), Yoshi Oida (Drona), Hélène Patarot (Gandhari), Mallika Sarabhai (Draupadi), Andrzej Seweryn (Yudhishthira), Tapa Sudana (Pandu/Shiva).
Credits Director of photography, William Lubtchansky ; editor, Nicolas Gaster ; music, Toshi Tsuchitori ; songs interpreted by Sarmila Roy ; musicians, Djamchid Chemirani, Kudsi Erguner, Kim Menzer, Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh.
Event Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1989.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary The Mahabharata (which can be translated as 'The Poetical History of Humanity') is an epic tale of two sets of cousins: the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu, the king of Hastinapura, and the Kauravas, the one hundred sons of Pandu's brother, Dhritarashtra. The eldest brother of each set of cousins claims the throne of Hastinapura for himself and a struggle arises between them. At first the kingdom is divided, but, as a result of a rigged gambling match, the eldest of the Pandavas, Yuddhishtira, loses his half, and he and his brothers are forced into exile for thirteen years, after which time they will be given back their kingdom. However, when the eldest of the Kauravas, Duryodhana, refuses to do so the two sets of cousins gather their armies and go to war.
Contents Includes documentary, Making the Mahabharata.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Mahābhārata -- Adaptations.
Krishna (Hindu deity) -- Drama.
Hinduism -- Sacred books -- Drama.
Epic poetry, Sanskrit -- Film adaptations.
Added Author Brook, Peter, 1925-2022
Propper, Michel.
Estienne, Marie-Hélène.
Bihler, Urs.
Cieślak, Ryszard, 1937-1990.
Corraface, Georges, 1952-
Dioumé, Mamadou.
Mezzogiorno, Vittorio, 1941-1994.
Sarabhai, Mallika.
Carrière, Jean-Claude, 1931- Mahabharata. English.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
International Center for Theatre Creations (C.I.C.T)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Productions du 3ème étage.
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Mahābhārata.
ISBN 9786312382874
Standard No. 014381486223
Music No. 4862MPPDVD Image
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