DOI: 10.5040/9781408169308.00000004
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (9) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

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 famous Marabar Caves with the charming Dr Aziz. In the heat and darkness of a cave, Adela is attacked, and the fragile structures of Anglo-Indian relations collapse as Aziz is brought to trial for assault. It is a sensitive and profound story which exposes the absurdity, hysteria and depth of cultural ignorance that existed in British India.

Forster’s classic novel of disconnection and prejudice in 1920s India, adapted by Martin Sherman, is a highly theatrical, humorous and faithful version for the stage.

From A Passage To India

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Bloomsbury Publishing

E.M. Forster and Martin Sherman

ISBN: 9780413772893

Series: Modern Plays

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