Playwright Tanika Gupta adapts Great Expectations
17th March 2011
ASIAN VOICES: TANIKA GUPTA
The playwright tells Suman Bhuchar about her new adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations (Watford Palace and English Touring Theatre), which transposes Dickens’s story to 1860s India, and is currently on tour in a production directed by Nikolai Foster. Recorded at ETT.
In the Victorian period, India was not just one culture: for instance, there were Africans in Gujarat, and they even went as far as China.