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The Resource The Mahabharata, Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook

The Mahabharata, Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook

Label
The Mahabharata
Title
The Mahabharata
Statement of responsibility
Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook
Title variation
Peter Brook's The Mahabharata
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • "One of the great masterpieces of world literature, The Mahabharata is a collection of ancient Sanskrit stories composed into the longest poem ever written. Its many fables are at the heart of countless beliefs, legends and teachings which are woven into the fabric of Indian culture. Translated, Mahabharata means 'the great story of mankind'"--Container
Cataloging source
BXM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Screenplay, Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; 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
Date time place
Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1989
PerformerNote
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)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-
  • 1937-1990
  • 1952-
  • 1931-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Propper, Michel
  • Brook, Peter
  • Bihler, Urs
  • Cieślak, Ryszard
  • Corraface, Georges
  • Dioumé, Mamadou
  • Carrière, Jean-Claude
  • Estienne, Marie-Hélène
  • Tsuchitori, Toshiyuki
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Productions du 3ème étage
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
320
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Krishna
  • Hinduism
  • Epic poetry, Sanskrit
  • India
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Mahabharata, Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Adapted from the play by Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Originally released as a television mini-series in 1989
  • Special features include bonus documentaries on the making of The Mahabharata
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Includes documentary
  • Making the Mahabharata
  • producer, Colin Wilson
  • (1989) (55 min.)
Control code
669170981
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (320 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
9317485663509
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DVD0147
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, all region
Terms governing use
  • Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only.
  • Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Mahabharata, Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook
Publication
Note
  • Adapted from the play by Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Originally released as a television mini-series in 1989
  • Special features include bonus documentaries on the making of The Mahabharata
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Includes documentary
  • Making the Mahabharata
  • producer, Colin Wilson
  • (1989) (55 min.)
Control code
669170981
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (320 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
9317485663509
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DVD0147
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, all region
Terms governing use
  • Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only.
  • Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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