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Kama Sutra Takes to the Stage
March 1, 2013   
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A stage adaptation of the Kama Sutra, the ancient Hindu treaty widely regarded as a classic guide to sexual behavior, has opened at the Na Woli Theater in Warsaw.

The play, entitled Kama Sutra. The Science of Bliss, celebrates and praises earthly pleasures. The challenge of turning the ancient text into a stage production was undertaken by Edyta Duda-Olechowska and Aldona Figura, who directed the play, with sets designed by Jan Kozikowski. The Sanskrit text, which is believed to have been written at least 1,600 years ago—though some authorities say it is much older—was translated by Maria Krzysztof Byrski.

Contrary to popular perception, the Kama Sutra is not just a manual of sexual positions. It is also a guide, written in poetical language, to the art of living, advising readers what to do with their free time, how to celebrate food and drink, what friends to make and how to attain harmony between the body, emotions and mind. It considers sex to be the highest form of pleasure which, according to Kama Sutra, is the key to a successful life.

Director Aldona Figura says she and her colleagues have used the original text to tell a contemporary story, setting the plot at a party thrown by a young playboy.

Na Woli Theater; 22 Kasprzaka St.
tel. 22 632-24-78; March 8, 9, 16 and 17, 7 p.m.
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