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Reproducing Shakespeare

Bollywood Shakespeares

Editors: Dionne, C., Kapadia, P. (Eds.)

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Here, essays use the latest theories in postcolonialism, globalization, and post-nationalism to explore how world cinema and theater respond to Bollywood's representation of Shakespeare. In this collection, Shakespeare is both part of an elite Western tradition and a window into a vibrant post-national identity founded by a global consumer culture.

About the authors

Richard Allen, New York University, USA Paromita Chakravarti, Jadavpur University, India Brinda Charry, Keene State College, USA Rosa María García-Periago, University of Murcia, Spain Mike Heidenberg, Fashion Institute of Technology, USA Kendra Preston Leonard, independent scholar Gitanjali Shahani, San Francisco State University, USA Vikram Singh Thakur, Ambedkar University, India Poonam Trivedi, Indraprastha College, University of Delhi, India

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"Shakespeare came to India during the British empire on the project of the 'civilizing mission.' Bollywood Shakespeares compellingly brings to life appropriations and adaptations of Shakespeare as a window into hybrid, post-national identities emerging from a global consumer culture in India today. In a theoretically nuanced framing argument, Dionne and Kapadia explore the interface between Shakespeare's theatre and the global stage of Bollywood cinema, while the ensuing essays examine in rich detail how Bollywood "uses" Shakespeare to represent and examine modern Indian life. Bollywood Shakespeares is an important and timely study into the politics of global culture and of the place of Shakespeare within it." - Jyotsna G. Singh, Professor of English, Michigan State University, USA

"This edited collection traces the historical origins of Bollywood's engagement with the Bard to Parsi theater, provides nuanced readings of well-established films (such as Shakespeare Wallah), and introduces readers to some less familiar ones (such as The Last Lear). Collectively, the essays in Bollywood Shakespeares demonstrate how both terms in the book's title are complicated and unsettled by their interaction. The volume also makes a significant contribution to theoretical discussion of the relationship between Shakespearean appropriation/adaptation and the rapidly changing field of Global Shakespeare." - Christy Desmet, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, University of Georgia, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Shakespeare and Bollywood: The Difference a World Makes

    Dionne, Craig (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Parsi Shakespeare: The Precursor to “Bollywood Shakespeare”

    Thakur, Vikram Singh

    Pages 21-43

  • Bollywood Battles the Bard: The Evolving Relationship between Film and Theater in

    Kapadia, Parmita

    Pages 45-60

  • The Ambiguities of Bollywood Conventions and the Reading of Transnationalism in Vishal Bhardwaj’s

    García-Periago, Rosa M

    Pages 63-86

  • No Country for Young Women:Empowering Emilia in Vishal Bhardwaj’s

    Heidenberg, Mike

    Pages 87-105

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Hardcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bollywood Shakespeares
Editors
  • C. Dionne
  • P. Kapadia
Series Title
Reproducing Shakespeare
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37556-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137375568
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38612-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48148-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 208
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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