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Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children: Adapted for the Theatre by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade and Tim Supple

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The original stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers, the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years.

In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14--15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born--each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight’s Children focuses on the fates of two of them--the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family--who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the boys at birth.

An allegory of modern India, Midnight’s Children is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country’s independence--the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and of the struggle for identity and belonging that links personal life with national history.

In collaboration with Simon Reade, Tim Supple and the Royal Shakespeare Society, Salman Rushdie has adapted his masterpiece for the stage.

Synopsis:

Salman Rushdie was born in 1947 and has lived in England since 1961. He is the

Synopsis:

The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307538383
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Drama : General
Edited by:
Simon Reade
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Author:
Reade, Simon
Author:
Salman, Rushdie
Author:
Supple, Tim
Author:
Simon Reade
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General
Subject:
Infants switched at birth.
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
Poor children
Subject:
India
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Drama-Women/Ethnic
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030218
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
126

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