Thursday, February 18, 2010
(Movie / Film)
Shakespeare Wallah (1965) more information...
Directed by James Ivory
A brief, intense affair between an Indian man and a young actress in a British theatre troupe serves as a snapshot of India's transition between its colonial past and the culture of independence. "Sweetly romantic... a sharp, melancholy, shabby sense of artistic integrity mingled with snobbery and the inclusiveness of caste." The New York Times
Presented by Jyotsna Singh, Department of English, and in co-sponsorship with the Early Modern Studies group and the Department of English.