Dara

Cast: 7f 15m, doubling (10f+ 32m+)

Staging: various interior settings

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848424678Publication Date:
22 Jan 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780015606Publication Date:
26 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2015

Dara

By Shahid Nadeem Adapted by Tanya Ronder

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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An intense domestic drama of global consequence – for India then and for our world now.

1659. Mughal India. The imperial court, a place of opulence and excess; music, drugs, eunuchs and harems. Two brothers, whose mother's death inspired the Taj Mahal, are heirs to this Muslim empire. Now they fight ferociously for succession.

Dara, the crown prince, has the love of the people – and of his emperor father – but younger brother Aurangzeb holds a different vision for India's future. Islam inspires poetry in Dara, puritanical rigour in Aurangzeb. Can Jahanara, their beloved sister, assuage Aurangzeb's resolve to seize the Peacock Throne and purge the empire?

Originally performed by Ajoka Theatre, Pakistan, Tanya Ronder's adaptation of Shahid Nadeem's play Dara premiered at the National Theatre, London, in 2015.

Press Quotes

'Electrifying'

The Times

'Cuts to the thrust of the most critical, insoluble dilemma of our times; faith's absolutism against liberalism's tolerance... a huge dramatic force'

WhatsOnStage

'Magnificently ambitious... throws both light and darkness on a crucial moment in world history'

Time Out

Cast: 7f 15m, doubling (10f+ 32m+)

Staging:various interior settings

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848424678Publication Date:
22 Jan 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780015606Publication Date:
26 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Tanya Ronder:

Peribanez
Vernon God Little (stage version)
Blood Wedding
Table
Liolà
F*ck the Polar Bears

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