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Bisharjan (Sacrifice)


Epic Actors Workshop

Producing Company: Epic Actors Workshop
Written by Rabindranath Tagore
Director: Prof. Farley Richmond (USA)
Translated from Bengali by: Dr. Sudipto Chatterjee (UK)


Although written in 1890, Tagore’s Sacrifice, a drama in English based on the Bengali play, Bishorjon, is still relevant today. Among the many questions addressed are: “Does the state have the right to control religion?” and “Should blood sacrifice be tolerated in a modern society?” Masks and stylized costumes elevate the dynamic conflicts in this new and poetic translation of a 120-year-old work.

The Director

Farley Richmond is Professor of Theatre and Film Studies and Director of the Center for Asian Studies, University of Georgia. He has directed a wide range of Asian and western plays and musicals. Among his Asian production he lists, Sudraka’s The Little Clay Cart, Tendulkar’s Silence! The Court is in Session and Sakaram Binder, Karnad’s Hayavadana, Saktibadra’s Surpanakha, or the Amorous Demoness, and Mishima’s The Lady Aoi. Among some of his western productions are Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World, Miller’s The Crucible, Hwang’s M. Butterfly, Bernstein’s West Side Story, Bart’s Oliver!, and Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2006 he directed Mozart’s The Magic Flute for the Chicago Cultural Center incorporating conventions from Indian and Balinese theatre traditions. In 2002 The University of Michigan Press published his CD-ROM entitled, Kutiyattam: Sanskrit Theater of India. His latest work on the gesture language in kutiyattam  

Farley Richmond
Director Prof. Farley Richmond



SATF 2011 will be held at NJPAC, New Jersey on November 12th and 13th, 2011



Venue NJPAC – Victoria Theater
12th November 2011

7:00pm - Door Opens

7:30pm - Event Starts
Chhandayan, New Jersey

13th November 2011

2:30pm - Door Opens

3:00pm - Epic Actors’ Workshop, New Jersey

5:00pm - Post performance discussion




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