Bollywood Shakespeares

Bollywood Shakespeares

24 Bollywood Shakespeare occupies a significant space through which to examine what Arjun Appadurai identifies as the “tension between cultural homogenization and cultural heterogenization.”25 The crosshatched transnational bard ...

Author: C. Dionne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137375568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Here, essays use the latest theories in postcolonialism, globalization, and post-nationalism to explore how world cinema and theater respond to Bollywood's representation of Shakespeare. In this collection, Shakespeare is both part of an elite Western tradition and a window into a vibrant post-national identity founded by a global consumer culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Shakespeare s Audiences

Shakespeare   s Audiences

way music was used in films in the Hindi film industry, see Vijayakar, “25 Years.” 52 Gautam Chintamani, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (New Delhi: HarperCollins India, 2016), 83. 53 Chintamani, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, 83.

Author: Matteo Pangallo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000352573

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 234

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Shakespeare wrote for a theater in which the audience was understood to be, and at times invited to be, active and participatory. How have Shakespeare’s audiences, from the sixteenth century to the present, responded to that invitation? In what ways have consumers across different cultural contexts, periods, and platforms engaged with the performance of Shakespeare’s plays? What are some of the different approaches taken by scholars today in thinking about the role of Shakespeare's audiences and their relationship to performance? The chapters in this collection use a variety of methods and approaches to explore the global history of audience experience of Shakespearean performance in theater, film, radio, and digital media. The approaches that these contributors take look at Shakespeare’s audiences through a variety of lenses, including theater history, dramaturgy, film studies, fan studies, popular culture, and performance. Together, they provide both close studies of particular moments in the history of Shakespeare’s audiences and a broader understanding of the various, often complex, connections between and among those audiences across the long history of Shakespearean performance.
Categories: Literary Collections

Shakespeare On Stage and Off

Shakespeare On Stage and Off

plicated histories of Shakespearean transmission through empire and colonialism. This, then, is a new era in Shakespeare studies. One of the most commonly discussed of these global Shakespeare traditions is Bollywood Shakespeare, ...

Author: Kenneth Graham

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228000068

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Today, debates about the cultural role of the humanities and the arts are roiling. Responding to renewed calls to reassess the prominence of canonical writers, Shakespeare On Stage and Off introduces new perspectives on why and how William Shakespeare still matters. Lively and accessible, the book considers what it means to play, work, and live with Shakespeare in the twenty-first century. Contributors – including Antoni Cimolino, artistic director of the Stratford Festival – engage with contemporary stagings of the plays, from a Trump-like Julius Caesar in New York City to a black Iago in Stratford-upon-Avon and a female Hamlet on the Toronto stage, and explore the effect of performance practices on understandings of identity, death, love, race, gender, class, and culture. Providing an original approach to thinking about Shakespeare, some essays ask how the knowledge and skills associated with working lives can illuminate the playwright's works. Other essays look at ways of interacting with Shakespeare in the digital age, from Shakespearean resonances in Star Trek and Indian films to live broadcasts of theatre performances, social media, and online instructional tools. Together, the essays in this volume speak to how Shakespeare continues to enrich contemporary culture. A timely guide to the ongoing importance of Shakespearean drama, Shakespeare On Stage and Off surveys recent developments in performance, adaptation, popular culture, and education. Contributors include Russell J. Bodi (Owens State Community College), Christie Carson (Royal Holloway University of London), Brandon Christopher (University of Winnipeg), Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Festival), Jacob Claflin (College of Eastern Idaho), Lauren Eriks Cline (University of Michigan), David B. Goldstein (York University), Gina Hausknecht (Coe College), Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame), R.W. Jones (University of Texas), Christina Luckyj (Dalhousie University), Julia Reinhard Lupton (University of California, Irvine), Linda McJannet (Bentley University), Roderick H. McKeown (University of Toronto), Hayley O'Malley (University of Michigan), Amrita Sen (University of Calcutta), Eric Spencer (The College of Idaho), Lisa S. Starks (University of South Florida St Petersburg), and Jeffrey R. Wilson (Harvard University).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women and Indian Shakespeares

Women and Indian Shakespeares

offers fresh readings of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Othello and Macbeth, specifically with regard to the female agent and her contribution to the play's climactic violence. Bollywood, as a genre, frequently includes lavish wedding dance ...

Author: Thea Buckley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350234338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Women and Indian Shakespeares explores the multiple ways in which women, and those identifying as women, are, and have been, engaged with Shakespeare in India. Women's engagements encompass the full range of media, from translation to cinematic adaptation and from early colonial performance to contemporary theatrical experiment. Simultaneously, Women and Indian Shakespeares makes visible the ways in which women are figured in various representational registers as resistant agents, martial seductresses, redemptive daughters, victims of caste discrimination, conflicted spaces and global citizens. In so doing, the collection reorients existing lines of investigation, extends the disciplinary field, brings into visibility still occluded subjects and opens up radical readings. More broadly, the collection identifies how, in Indian Shakespeares on page, stage and screen, women increasingly possess the ability to shape alternative futures across patriarchal and societal barriers of race, caste, religion and class. In repeated iterations, the collection turns our attention to localized modes of adaptation that enable opportunities for women while celebrating Shakespeare's gendered interactions in India's rapidly changing, and increasingly globalized, cultural, economic and political environment. In the contributions, we see a transformed Shakespeare, a playwright who appears differently when seen through the gendered eyes of a new Indian, diasporic and global generation of critics, historians, archivists, practitioners and directors. Radically imagining Indian Shakespeares with women at the centre, Women and Indian Shakespeares interweaves history, regional geography/regionality, language and the present day to establish a record of women as creators and adapters of Shakespeare in Indian contexts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and Indian Theatre

Shakespeare and Indian Theatre

Another interesting work that has come out exploring the relationship between Shakespeare and India is Bollywood Shakespeares (2014) edited by Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia. As the title suggests the work deals with Shakespeare and ...

Author: Vikram Singh Thakur

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789389812657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This book looks at adaptations, translations and performance of Shakespeare's productions in India from the mid-18th century, when British officers in India staged Shakespeare's plays along with other English playwrights for entertainment, through various Indian adaptations of his plays during the colonial period to post-Independence period. It studies Shakespeare in Bengali and Parsi theatre at length. Other theatre traditions, such as Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi, have been included. The book dwells on the fascinating story of the languages of India that have absorbed Shakespeare's work and have transformed the original educated Indian's Shakespeare into the popular Shakespeare practice of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the unique urban-folkish tradition in postcolonial India.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

Bhardwaj, director of Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006), Hindi films based on Macbeth and Othello respectively, when asked why he chose Shakespeare's texts, said in an interview, "Shakespeare is a great dramatist whose works have a ...

Author: Sukanta Chaudhuri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351963589

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). See Poonam Trivedi, 'Afterword', in Bollywood Shakespeares. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia, 'Introduction', in Bollywood Shakespeare, 3 and 6.

Author: Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317367000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better known Tamil and Kannada, as well as the less familiar regions of the North Eastern states. The volume visits diverse filmic genres, starting from the earliest silent cinema, to diasporic films made for global audiences, television films, independent films, and documentaries, thus expanding the very notion of ‘Indian cinema’ while also looking at the different modalities of deploying Shakespeare specific to these genres. Shakespeareans and film scholars provide an alternative history of the development of Indian cinemas through its negotiations with Shakespeare focusing on the inter-textualities between Shakespearean theatre, regional cinema, performative traditions, and literary histories in India. The purpose is not to catalog examples of Shakespearean influence but to analyze the interplay of the aesthetic, historical, socio-political, and theoretical contexts in which Indian language films have turned to Shakespeare and to what purpose. The discussion extends from the content of the plays to the modes of their cinematic and intermedial translations. It thus tracks the intra–Indian flows and cross-currents between the various film industries, and intervenes in the politics of multiculturalism and inter/intraculturalism built up around Shakespearean appropriations. Contributing to current studies in global Shakespeare, this book marks a discursive shift in the way Shakespeare on screen is predominantly theorized, as well as how Indian cinema, particularly ‘Shakespeare in Indian cinema’ is understood.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare the Movie II

Shakespeare  the Movie  II

26 And Shakespeare is cited in relation to popular Bollywood movie stars . For the sixtieth birthday of her husband Amitabh Bachchan , one of Bollywood's most famous movie stars , actress Jaya Bachchan published a book entitled To Be or ...

Author: Richard Burt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415282985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with exciting new work from leading contributors, this text offers sixteen fascinating essays. It is quite simply a must-read for any student of Shakespeare, film or cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Asian Interventions in Global Shakespeare

Asian Interventions in Global Shakespeare

With the exception of Maqbool the recent crop of Bollywood Shakespeares, (particularly the three Romeo and Juliet adaptations)43 are turning to the Indian small towns and hinterlands showcasing an older and vernacular 'Bharat' (the ...

Author: Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000214239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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This volume critically analyses and theorises Asian interventions in the expanding phenomenon of Global Shakespeare. It interrogates Shakespeare’s ‘universality’ from Asian perspectives: how this has been modified or even replaced by the ‘global bard’ as a recognisable brand, and how Asian Shakespeares have contributed to or subverted this process by both facilitating the worldwide dissemination of the bard’s plays and challenging and resisting the very templates through which they become globally legible. Critically acclaimed Asian productions have prominently figured at premier Western festivals, and popular Asian appropriations like Bollywood, manga and anime have created new kinds of globally accessible Shakespeare. Essays in this collection engage with the emergent critical issues: the efficacy of definitions of the ‘local’, ‘global’, ‘transnational’ and ‘cosmopolitan’ and of the liminalities and mobilities in between. They further examine the politics of ‘West’ and ‘East’, the evolving markers of the ‘Asian’ and the equation of the ‘glocal’ with the ‘Asian’; they attend to performance and archiving protocols and bring the current debates on translation, appropriation, and world literature to speak to the concerns of global and transnational Shakespeare. These investigations analyse recent innovative Asian theatre productions, popular cinematic and manga appropriations and the increasing presence of Shakespeare in the Asian digital sphere. They provide an Asian standpoint and lens in rereading the processes of cultural globalisation and the mobilisation of Shakespeare.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hamlet The State of Play

Hamlet  The State of Play

On Shakespeare, Bollywood and Hindi cinema, see also Rajiva Verma, 'Shakespeare in Hindi Cinema', ... 'Interrogating 'Bollywood Shakespeare': Reading Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear ', in Bollywood Shakespeares , ed.

Author: Sonia Massai

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350117747

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This collection brings together emerging and established scholars to explore fresh approaches to Shakespeare's best-known play. Hamlet has often served as a testing ground for innovative readings and new approaches. Its unique textual history – surviving as it does in three substantially different early versions – means that it offers an especially complex and intriguing case-study for histories of early modern publishing and the relationship between page and stage. Similarly, its long history of stage and screen revival, creative appropriation and critical commentary offer rich materials for various forms of scholarship. The essays in Hamlet: The State of Play explore the play from a variety of different angles, drawing on contemporary approaches to gender, sexuality, race, the history of emotions, memory, visual and material cultures, performativity, theories and histories of place, and textual studies. They offer fresh approaches to literary and cultural analysis, offer accessible introductions to some current ways of exploring the relationship between the three early texts, and present analysis of some important recent responses to Hamlet on screen and stage, together with a set of approaches to the study of adaptation.
Categories: Literary Criticism