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While the Mahabharata is cast in the framework of an epic feud between the Kauravas (Evil) and the Pandavas (Good), this feud occupies only twenty to twenty-five percent of the work.
At times, The Mahabharata came across with the subtlety of a Classics Illustrated version of the Bible.
He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1967 to 1970 and was an original member of Peter Brook's CICT, participating in most of its productions including Orghast, Timon of Athens, Measure for Measure, The Conference of the Birds, The Mahabharata (play and film), The Tempest, The Man Who (on tour), Qui est le?
He has worked for 26 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and 10 years in movies and recently produced two international epics - The Mahabharata directed by Peter Brooks and Tantalus directed by Peter Hall.
The Mahabharata, the Epic War of India, illustrates the noble approach even to war.
Here he staged the Sanskrit epic ``The Mahabharata,'' which tells of mankind's search for Dharma (truth).
Although The Man Who is more an intimate psychological incursion than an epic excursion (as compared to, say, Brook's nine-hour version of The Mahabharata, 1987), the director sees the work's tales, quoting Sacks, as "terrifying human tragedies that are, at the same time, mythic adventures.
It was furthered by the Indian epics--the Mahabharata and the Ramayana --and by the Puranas, encyclopedic texts that recount legends of the various incarnations and appearances of the deities, their genealogies, and the devotional practices accorded them.
Whereas the Mahabharata is genuinely a heroic (or "folk") epic deriving from an oral tradition, the Ramayana is more nearly like a literary epic, written in conscious imitation of the heroicfolk tradition.
In some versions of the myth, he is the scribe of the Hindu epic the Mahabharata, which was dictated to him by the sage Vyasa.
It can be staged and filmed like the Broadway play of the Mahabharata by Peter Brook.