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The Resource The Mahabharata, M.P. Productions presents ; in association with Channel 4 Television Co. Ltd. ; The Brooklyn Academy of Music ; and the assistance of Le Centre National de la Cinématographie ; executive producers, Michael Birkett, Harvey Lichtenstein, Michael Kustow ; screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook

The Mahabharata, M.P. Productions presents ; in association with Channel 4 Television Co. Ltd. ; The Brooklyn Academy of Music ; and the assistance of Le Centre National de la Cinématographie ; executive producers, Michael Birkett, Harvey Lichtenstein, Michael Kustow ; screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook

Label
The Mahabharata
Title
The Mahabharata
Statement of responsibility
M.P. Productions presents ; in association with Channel 4 Television Co. Ltd. ; The Brooklyn Academy of Music ; and the assistance of Le Centre National de la Cinématographie ; executive producers, Michael Birkett, Harvey Lichtenstein, Michael Kustow ; screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; 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
Member of
Cataloging source
COC
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Mahābhārata
Credits note
Director of photography, William Lubtchansky ; editor, Nicolas Gaster ; music, Toshi Tsuchitori, Djamchid Chemirani, Kudsi Erguner, Kim Menzer, Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh ; songs interpreted by Sarmila Roy ; music produced by Philippe Eidel
Date time place
Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1989
Language note
In English ; not subtitled
PerformerNote
Urs Bihler (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
  • 1929-
  • 1925-
  • 1931-
  • 1937-1990
  • 1952-
  • 1941-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Birkett, Michael
  • Lichtenstein, Harvey
  • Kustow, Michael
  • Brook, Peter
  • Carrière, Jean-Claude
  • Estienne, Marie-Hélène
  • Propper, Michel
  • Bihler, Urs
  • Cieślak, Ryszard
  • Corraface, Georges
  • Dioumé, Mamadou
  • Goldschmidt, Miriam
  • Kissoon, Jeffrey
  • Kouyaté, Sotigui
  • Kurtiz, Tuncel
  • Langdon Lloyd, Robert
  • Mezzogiorno, Vittorio
  • Myers, Bruce
  • Oida, Yoshi
  • Patarot, Hélène
  • Sarabhai, Mallika
  • Seweryn, Andrzej
  • Sudana, Tapa
  • Lubtchansky, William
  • Gaster, Nicolas
  • Tsuchitori, Toshi
  • Chemirani, Djamchid
  • Erguner, Kudsi
  • Menzer, Kim
  • Tabrizizadeh, Mahmoud
  • Roy, Sarmila
  • Eidel, Philippe
  • M.P. Productions
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Centre national de la cinématographie (France)
  • Centre for International Theatre Creations
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
170
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Krishna
  • Television programs
Technique
live action
Label
The Mahabharata, M.P. Productions presents ; in association with Channel 4 Television Co. Ltd. ; The Brooklyn Academy of Music ; and the assistance of Le Centre National de la Cinématographie ; executive producers, Michael Birkett, Harvey Lichtenstein, Michael Kustow ; screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Adapted from the play by Jean-Claude Carrière ; based on the RST/CICT stage production
  • Image Entertainment: ID4862MPPDVD
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special feature : Making the Mahabharata (ca. 55 min.)
Control code
276778213
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (170 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381486223
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ID4862MPPDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Mahabharata, M.P. Productions presents ; in association with Channel 4 Television Co. Ltd. ; The Brooklyn Academy of Music ; and the assistance of Le Centre National de la Cinématographie ; executive producers, Michael Birkett, Harvey Lichtenstein, Michael Kustow ; screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Adapted from the play by Jean-Claude Carrière ; based on the RST/CICT stage production
  • Image Entertainment: ID4862MPPDVD
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special feature : Making the Mahabharata (ca. 55 min.)
Control code
276778213
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (170 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381486223
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ID4862MPPDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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