Spartacuswas the leader of the great slave revolt that began in BC 71 and shook themighty Roman Empire for four long years. Although it began from a spontaneousupsurge in the gladiatorial school of Capua, it did not remain so for long.Under the able leadership of Spartacus, the gladiator, the handful of rebelssoon transformed into an organised slave army of thousands which fought forsomething unheard of by any other army the world had seen so far.

Thewhole play revolves round five actions, that is, capturing of the people,selling of these captives in the market, slaves toiling, gladiator-slavesfighting in the arena, and crucifixion of the slaves for the act of rebellion.It is the first play, where Sircar has used human body to develop the action ofthe play. However, for this experiment, a lot of training, practice, andpatience were devoted by the cast. The hard work on the part of both thedirector and the cast ultimately leads to the creation of the epoch-makingplay, a milestone in Sircar’s canon. The play Spartacus deals with the story ofthe Roman slave revolt in 71 B.C. It is based on the novel with the same titleby Howard Fast one of  Sircar’s favouritebooks. He has a desire to dramatise it and could do it only with his shift fromthe conventional to the Third Theatre.

Duration- 80 minutes

Date 3/27/2022 Time 18:00 Venue Niv Art Centre, 210, Pocket E, Neb Sarai, IGNOU Chowk, Delhi Directed Tarique Hameed