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The Mahabharata

Author: Peter BrookMichel PropperJean-Claude CarrièreMarie-Hélène EstienneProductions du 3ème étage.All authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y : Parabola Video Library, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : [Short version]View all editions and formats
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An intimate journey to the very heart of Indian mythology, religion, history and thought, this film brings to life the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the feuding families at the center of the saga. The world of the Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films, Indian
Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Named Person: Krishna, (Hindu deity); Krishna, (Hindu deity)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brook; Michel Propper; Jean-Claude Carrière; Marie-Hélène Estienne; Productions du 3ème étage.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Brooklyn Academy of Music.; Parabola Video Library.
OCLC Number: 30685340
Notes: Title on cassettes and containers: Peter Brook's The Mahabharata.
"The three-hour film version"--Container.
"Licensed worldwide by RM Associates, Ltd."--Container.
Credits: Music, Toshi Tsuchitori.
Cast: Georges Corraface, Mamadou Dioumé, Urs Bihler, Ryssard Cieslak, Miriam Goldschmidt, Jeffrey Kissoon, Sotigui Kougate, Tuncel Kurtiz, Bruce Myers, Yoshi Oida, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Helène Patarot, Mallika Sarabhai, Andrezej Seweryn, Tapa Sudana.
Description: 2 videocassettes (166 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Peter Brook's The Mahabharata
Mahābhārata.
Responsibility: Les Productions du 3ème Etage in association with Channel 4 Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the assistance of Le Centre national de la cinématographie ; 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.

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An intimate journey to the very heart of Indian mythology, religion, history and thought, this film brings to life the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the feuding families at the center of the saga. The world of the Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.

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