on: 28th January, 2012
The one-day long workshop is designed to discuss Shakespearean films from a variety of perspectives to sensitize the participants regarding the various challenges involved in capturing the essence of Shakespeare’s drama through the medium of cinema.
Films by directors such as Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier, Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, Vishal Bhardwaj and others will be discussed in the day-long workshop.
You don’t need to be a Shakespearean expert to take part in this workshop. The opening session, which will explore cinematography, design, dialogue and performance, will be followed by a full-length screening of a path-breaking Shakespearean film to understand how one can read the film from multiple perspectives.
The final session will take the discussion further by investigating the findings of the earlier sessions in relation to non-English/foreign Shakespearean films which radically alter both the form and content of the plays.