A Passage to India: A Play

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First major theatrical adaptation of EM Forster's classic novel for a contemporary audience

Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested wants to discover the "real India" for herself. Newly arrived from England, she agrees to see the Marabar Caves with the charming Dr Aziz.

Through this one harmless event Forster exposes the absurdity, hysteria and depth of cultural ignorance that existed in British India in ...

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Overview


First major theatrical adaptation of EM Forster's classic novel for a contemporary audience

Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested wants to discover the "real India" for herself. Newly arrived from England, she agrees to see the Marabar Caves with the charming Dr Aziz.

Through this one harmless event Forster exposes the absurdity, hysteria and depth of cultural ignorance that existed in British India in the twenties. E.M. Forster's classic novel is here adapted in this highly theatrical, humorous and faithful version for the stage by the author of BENT, Martin Sherman.

Published to tie in with a major new production of A PASSAGE TO INDIA produced by Shared Experience Theatre company.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780413772893
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,514,766
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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  • Posted May 26, 2010

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    This is NOT the Novel, this is a script of the play based on the novel.

    "A Passage to India" was an extraordinary novel. We read the novel as a primary source for my British Empire course. The bookstore accidentally requested this edition, which is NOT the original novel. "A Passage to India" gave an incredible portrayal of the relations between the Anglo-Indians, ruling India, and the native Indians. The novel depicted the British detriment to India, as well as the Indian unification against the oppressive British Empire. The novel foreshadowed the Indian independence from Britain. The characters were well developed and inspired a wide emotional response to the various characters. I enjoyed this novel far more than the majority of assigned readings.

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