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The Monk on Stage

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is all set for a theatrical adaptation

Written by Zaira Arslan |
March 6, 2011 11:30:43 pm

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,which made Robin Sharma one of the top five leadership experts in the world 10 years ago,now leads him down the path of theatre. It is being adapted into a play by Ashvin Gidwani Productions.

A fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny,this simple piece of writing has inspired many the world over,garnering millions of followers. With over a million copies sold worldwide and translations into 50 languages,including Marathi,Tamil,Telugu,Kannada,Hindi,Italian and Spanish,the book is said to have changed the lives of numerous people.

That isn’t nearly enough,however,for the glib talking Sharma. “A theatrical adaptation can bring the book to life,and this is exciting to me,” says Sharma,the enthusiasm clearly reflected in his voice.

The play,set to be staged around Diwali in Mumbai,will be directed and produced by Ashvin Gidwani. “His adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist was very successful and he is well-known and appreciated,” explains the author,when asked why he chose to go with Gidwani for this project. For Gidwani,The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari presents itself as “a potentially great theatrical work that is very required in today’s time. “ The stage production is expected to incorporate music,dance and other forms of multimedia to make it an exciting,inspiring adventure,” says Sharma.

This adaptation was announced at an event at Tao Art Gallery in Mumbai and was accompanied by the unveiling of the author’s new title,The Leader Who Had No Title as an audio book.

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