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3rd i present: The Bard in Bollywood: Shakespeare Re-invented

Saturday, July 24, 2010, 7:00 pm, $8-$10

A presentation illustrated with film clips, by Gitanjali Shahani,
Brought to you by 3rd i Films.

Professor Gitanjali Shahani, , introduces us to the many manifestations, adaptations, and appropriations of Shakespeare in popular Hindi cinema, or Bollywood. Over the last few decades, Shakespeare has been re-imagined and re-invoked through numerous Bollywood films – even through song and dance interludes and fight sequences!

Using clips from both classic films (Merchant-Ivory’s Shakespeare Wallah) and contemporary movies (Vishal Bharadwaj’s Maqbool andOmakra, broody and brilliant adaptations of Macbeth and Othello), Shahani shows us how the colonial contexts of Shakespearean production have been transformed into the post-colonial contexts of Shakespearean reproduction in contemporary India.

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