James Ivory, Shakespeare Wallah, 1965 (still); image: courtesy TK

Film

Shakespeare Wallah

Part of Modern Cinema: Satyajit Ray

“Merchant Ivory cemented their partnership with [screenwriter Ruth Prawer] Jhabvala in a second feature, based in part on the diaries that actor Geoffrey Kendal kept while performing Shakespeare all across India. The action centers on a love triangle among Kendal’s daughter Felicity (as the theatrical troupe’s ingenue), Indian playboy Shashi Kapoor, and Bollywood star Madhur Jaffrey. The Merchant Ivory tenets of literate wit, heartbreak, and cultural collision are all front and center.” — Quad Cinema


Film Details

Country: U.S.A., India
Language: English

Year: 1965

Running time: 120 min

Format: DCP
Director: James Ivory

Screenwriters: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory

Producer: Ismail Merchant

Cinematographer: Subrata Mitra

Editor: Amit Bose
Source: Cohen Media


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