Born out of an argument with B.V. Karanth about the use of masks and music in Indian theatre, the play was first staged forty years ago. A meditation on the two sources of its genesis – Thomas Mann`s The Transposed Heads and a folktale from the Kathasaritsagar, which the first also explores. Hayavadana is an exploration of identity, of memory and love, of sexuality and death. But somehow, there is a man with the face of a horse, deaths and resurrections, the Goddess Kali, two dolls that come to life, a company of actors trying to stage a play, a small boy singing in the forest and a river that runs on and on, witness to all.
Directed By: Arghya Lahiri, Pushan Kripalani
Written By : Girish Karnad
Language : English
Cast: Preetika Chawla, Vivek Gomber, Dilnaz Irani, Prashant Prakash, Abhishek Saha, Neil Bhoopalam
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