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Shakespeare-Wallah

Original title
Shakespeare-Wallah
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Music
Satyajit Ray, Ludwig van Beethoven
Cinematography
Subrata Mitra (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Merchant Ivory Productions
Genre
Drama | Stage Play. Based On A True Story. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, Maharajas become hotel owners, sports become more important than culture and the theater is replaced by Bolliwood movies. Based on the travels of Geoffrey Kendal with his daughter Felicity Kendal.
Awards
1965: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actress (Madhur Jaffrey)
1966: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best films
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