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Shakespeare Wallah [videorecording] / Merchant Ivory Productions ; produced by Ismail Merchant ; story & screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; directed by James Ivory.

Shakespeare Wallah

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Shakespeare (Text) 31307015773098 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780028740 :
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection : [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen television; The Delhi Way (1964), a 45-minute documentary film by director James Ivory about the continually evolving city of Delhi; conversation with the filmmakers, part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant; original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Subrata Mitra ; editor, Amit Bose ; music, Satyajit Ray.
Participant or Performer Note:
Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell, Madhur Jaffrey.
Summary, etc.:
The real-life adventures of 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 can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Subject: Actors > Great Britain > Drama.
India > History > British occupation, 1765-1947 > Drama.
Theater > India > Drama.
Foreign films > India.
Motion pictures, Indic.
Genre: Feature films.

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