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RAM: The abduction of Sita into the darkness  

RAM: The abduction of Sita into the darkness $20.86 ex GST
$22.95 inc GST
A riveting new stage adaptation from award-winning writer and director Yael Farber. In this new publication, Farber (inspired by contemporary retellings) adapts the ancient tale of The Ramayana, attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki. The original Ramayana forms a significant part of the Hindu canon, dating to approximately the 5th-4th century BC – with the oldest surviving manuscripts from the 11th century BC. 

Farber’s potent revisioning of this age-old text is a raw and probing contemporary work which places the loss of the Feminine Divine, and thus our lack of spiritual and moral equilibrium, at its visceral core. This is a Ramayana for a new world.

Cast : 9+M, 4+F

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-988-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


YAËL FARBER has been at the forefront of a theatrical movement from South Africa that examines the horrors of Apartheid. She is a Johannesburg-born playwright and director, earning an international reputation for powerful works that articulate the experiences of ordinary South Africans. In her 10 years of directing and writing, she has created a body of highly acclaimed original South African works which have toured extensively internationally, earning her a reputation for challenging work of the highest artistic standard. 

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