Cinematic Shakespeare in sound only

Smith, Andrea (2021) Cinematic Shakespeare in sound only. In: British Shakespeare Association Online Conference: Shakespeare In/Action, 5-7 Aug 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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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)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shakespeare, radio, cinema
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Andrea Smith
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2023 14:36
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 14:36

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