“A profoundly moving experience…Battlefield, in the brilliance of its clarity and the timeless nature of its lessons, represents another landmark. It is the essence of great theater.” – Daily News
“ Peter Brook's return to the Mahabharata is breathtaking - a dazzling piece of theatre." - The Guardian
"An elegiac play of stark and uncommon beauty." - The New York Times
The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic Mahabharata thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theater by storm.
The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.
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A C.I.C.T. - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord production Co-produced by The Grotowski Institute ; PARCO Co. Ltd / Tokyo ; Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg ; Young Vic Theatre ; Singapore Repertory Theater ; Le Théâtre de Liège ; C.I.R.T. ; Attiki Cultural Society and Cercle des Partenaires des Bouffes du Nord.