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Putting Sri Aurobindo's plays on stage: a Research

 

 

Performances

Eric

Perseus the Deliverer

Rodogune

 

 

 

 


Sri Aurobindo wrote five complete plays: Perseus the Deliverer ( the only one revised by Him), Eric, Rodogune, Vasavadutta and The Viziers of Bassora.

 

Each play has been located in a geographical place and time, but Sri Aurobindo uses time and geography only as a background, making the characters move freely in geographical spaces and epochs, where only what is eternal has a place...

So far we have performed two plays: “Perseus the Deliverer” in November 2005 and “Eric” in March 2008. Our aim is to have the three others performed as well, and most probably “Rodogune” will come next.

 

“Perseus...” was a long work, a play with many characters and action. I introduced a “chorus”, inspired by Greek theatre. We worked for 9 months....

 

“Eric” has much less characters and almost no action. It has long monologues, mostly between the two main actors. So, the two worked intensively almost every day for 4 months....

 

 

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