Saturday, March 25, 2006

Shakespeare gets Indian colour and feel

By Sachin Gogoi

New Delhi: William Shakespeare gets an Indian colour and feel as a multi-lingual Anglo-Indian theatre production blends a work of the 16th century genius with Indian theatrical and cultural elements ranging from Bharatnatyam to Kalaripayattu and even Manipuri dance.

The 'Indianised' production of the bard's acclaimed play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', believed to have been written between 1594 and 1596, will re-create the Shakespearean magic with seven languages - including English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam and Sinhalese - used sporadically throughout the play. "

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