Cinematic Shakespeare in Sound Only

Smith, Andrea (2021) Cinematic Shakespeare in Sound Only. In: British Shakespeare Association Conference 2021, 2021-08-05 - 2021-08-07, Online.

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Two Gentlemen of Valsna was recorded on location in Maharashtra, India. But when passers-by asked where the cameras were they were told: ‘there aren’t any’. Because this was a radio play. Director Willi Richards wanted a ‘filmic’ feel and used prominent actors from Bollywood and Indian television. Retaining Shakespeare’s story and English text, there are also additions in Hindi and Marathi, telling ‘another story, of the increasingly unwelcome British presence in India in 1857’, when Richards chose to set the play. This paper examines a production that is a radio/cinema hybrid, offering a different approach to presenting Shakespeare on both.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2021 23:51
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 23:43

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