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These are images scanned in from the book Peter Brooks and the Mahabharata: Critical Perspectives. They have been gathered solely for the purpose of academic research. Please include the following reference if you would like to use these images, and link back to this post. All rights remain with the respective creators.

Williams, D. ed. (1992) Peter Brook and the Mahabharata: Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge

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The play's debut at the Avignon Festival, Avignon, France , 07/1985 ©Pascal Victor/ArtComArt.le « Mahabharata » spectacle de Peter Brook mis en scene dans la carrière de Boulbon, en Avignon en 1985.

Vyasa narrates the Mahabharata to Ganesha. (Still from film)

Peter Brook’s Mahabharata at Théatre de Bouffes du Nord in Paris in 1987 Photograph: Julio Donoso/Corbis Sygma

Bhima and Duryodhana in a final battle with maces. (Still from the film)

The procession of Gandhari's wedding. (Still from film)

Prepared for war. (Still from the film)

Krishna comes to speak with Karna as he lays dying on the battlefield. (Still from film)

Amba comes to meet Bhishma in the night (Still from film)

Shakuni plays the game of dice on behalf of the Kauravas. (Still from film)

The young princes learn archery together (Still from film)

Bhishma lies dying on a bed of arrows (Still from film)

Karna pulls the bow in the archery competition

Peter Brook at rehearsals for the play in 1987. Photograph: Julio Donoso/Corbis Sygma

Mahabharata characters as Yakshagana figures

Krishna as depicted in Yakshagana

Hanuman as depicted in Yakshagaana

Costumes of some characters

Jarasandha Vadh

Yakshagana performance on DVD. The episode of King Kamsa and Lord Krishna

The characters of the Kathakali performance Kiratham chapter of the Mahabharata. Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi preside over Arjuna

Krishna on the right, holding a flute

A scene from Jasarandha Vadham episode. Above: the character of Jasarandha

Another scene from the Jasarandha Vadham

Krishna shows his vishwaroppa on the battlefield

An angry Bhima looks for Dusshasana

"the curtain goes up"

Duryodhana

Kirmeera Vadham: When Krishna uses the Sudarshan chakra to destroy the Kaurava clan

Musicians involved in a Kathakali performance

The main percussion for kathakali: the maddalam

Joyce Birkenstock's paintings of Kathakali actors

Kathakali makeup chart

Some mudras (hand gestures) from Kathakali

Kathakali style: Duryodhana

Kathakali style: Arjuna

Kathakali stlye: Krishna

Kathakali style: Dusshasana