Shakespeare Wallah

Part of Modern Cinema

Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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

“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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