On this week’s South Asia Wired, we visit the world famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, which is staging its Globe To Globe Festival this month – all 37 plays by the bard performed in 37 different languages, including several from South Asia.
Earlier in the festival, a Bangla version of The Tempest and a Hindi reworking of Twelfth Night were staged by theatre groups from Bangladesh and India, respectively. Last week, the South Asian contributions to the festival were concluded with plays in Gujarati and Urdu.
Mumbai's Arpana Theatre performed All's Well that Ends Well in Gujarati, while Lahore's Theatre Wallay took on The Taming of the Shrew. (A rehearsal scene from the latter is pictured above).
South Asia Wired met the players and directors of both companies to talk about Shakespeare, his works and how these plays still resonate with South Asian audiences in 2012.
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