2S08 The Mahabharata

Tutor/Facilitator Jim Pribble

Date: on/from Tue 20 Jul 2021 to Tue 10 Aug 2021
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 9:30-12:00

Delivered Online

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The Mahabharata is at the very heart of Indian Culture – in religion, myth and legend. One of the oldest stories in the world, and certainly considered the longest at over 100,000 stanzas, it had provided a fertile ground for artists and their audiences since time immemorial. The central story is of the lifelong feud between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, two closely related regal families, but the many subplots, diversions, fables and legends turn this mythological epic into a story of and for all mankind. Under the direction of Peter Brock and screenwriter Jean-Claud Carriere the three-part play (a 9-hour stage production) has been adapted to a 5 hour film produced in 1989. The first part of the play (The Game of Dice) relates the loss of kingdom, the second (Exile) banishment and the third (War), the
final contest for domination. The play will be presented over three weeks

TUTOR: Jim has a Masters’ degree in Biology/Ecology and Radiation Biology from Oregon State. He has presented a number of courses at U3APP over the past couple of years, including investigations of the Maya, Aztec, North American First Nations people, Cultures of Pre-Columbian South America, Ancient Egypt and others. He is a member of the U3APP Committee of Management and a member of the COVID-19 Working Group.

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