February 2018 Academic & Specialist Nick Hern

Battlefield Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne

Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne

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.

In Battlefield, the internationally renowned team of Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata, thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm. 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.