Spartacus

Spartacus was the leader of the great slave revolt that began in BC 71 and shook the mighty Roman Empire for four long years. Although it began from a spontaneous upsurge in the gladiatorial school of Capua, it did not remain so for long.Under the able leadership of Spartacus, the gladiator, the handful of rebels soon transformed into an organised slave army of thousands which fought for something unheard of by any other army the world had seen so far. The whole play revolves round five actions, that is, capturing of the people,selling of these captives in the market, slaves toiling, gladiator-slaves fighting 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 of the play. However, for this experiment, a lot of training, practice, and patience were devoted by the cast. The hard work on the part of both the director and the cast ultimately leads to the creation of the epoch-making play, a milestone in Sircar’s canon. The play Spartacus deals with the story of the Roman slave revolt in 71 B.C. It is based on the novel with the same title by Howard Fast one of Sircar’s favourite books. He has a desire to dramatise it and could do it only with his shift from the conventional to the Third Theatre. Duration- 80 minutes

Date 6/24/2022 Time 18:30 Venue C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, New Delhi Directed Tarique Hameed

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