Ramayana to be Staged in Shakespeare's Land

May 23, 2007

Source: Hindustan Times


An English theatre director is working on a version of the Indian epic Ramayana to be staged in Britain next month.

David Farr is credited with both adapting and directing the new production, which combines thrilling storytelling with theatrical exuberance. Shri, a leading player in the British Asian music circuit, provides the soundtrack.

The Ramayana, Britons feel, has had a profound impact on art and culture in the Indian subcontinent as well as Southeast Asia.

Farr has compressed the vast episode into an easily digestible and still meaningful form with a running time of a little more than two hours, according to the Daily Telegraph.