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Shakespeare Wallah on Region 1 DVD
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0913  Wednesday, 21 April 2004

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Tuesday, 20 Apr 2004 12:50:06 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare Wallah on Region 1 DVD

Shakespeare Wallah (1965)
Region 1
Scheduled for Release on 4-27-2004

The Merchant Ivory Collection

Elegiac and atmospheric, Shakespeare Wallah was the feature film that
put Merchant Ivory Productions on the international movie map, winning
them great critical acclaim, and is now recognized as a classic.
Starring Shashi Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey, and a young Felicity Kendal, the
film's inspiration lies in the real-life adventures of Ms. Kendal's
family as a traveling theater group in India during the final days of
English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging
Shakespearean plays but are unable to compete with the wildly popular
Bollywood film industry. The film also traces the developing
relationship between the acting troupe's young ing

 

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