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Bollywood Shakespop
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0509  Monday, 17 March 2003

From:           Jennifer Drouin <
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Date:           Friday, 14 Mar 2003 13:20:01 -0500
Subject:        Bollywood Shakespop

The film Bollywood Hollywood (released in theatres circa Sept. 2002;
should be on video soon if it isn't already) has a wonderful Shakespeare
spouting granny. The film is directed by Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa
Mehta who is most well known for her trilogy Fire, Earth, and Water (the
last one wasn't completed due to protests). In this film, Grandma Ji is
the stereotypical image of a colonized Indian woman from the
pre-Independence era who hasn't completely adjusted to contemporary
urban life in Toronto. She has a copy of the complete works on her table
(and possibly a bust of Shakespeare as well, if memory serves), and she
repeatedly (mis)quotes Shakespeare whenever she is excited or upset. I
counted at least four or five quotations, including "Now is the winter
of our dicontent", "Et tu, Rahul?", and "But soft, what light through
yonder window breaks? It is the east and Sue is the sun."

The movie's Flash website is at: http://www.bollywoodhollywoodmovie.com/

Jennifer Drouin

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