Shakespeare Wallah

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The second feature from filmmaking duo James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, 1965's Shakespeare Wallah was the breakthrough film for the ever-collaborating director and producer. Centering on a Shakespearean theater company in India who struggle to remain relevant as British influence in the subcontinent dwindles, the film has been released to DVD as part of The Criterion Collection. Transferred in widescreen with a mono soundtrack and English captions for the hearing impaired, Shakespeare Wallah shares the disc with ...
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The second feature from filmmaking duo James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, 1965's Shakespeare Wallah was the breakthrough film for the ever-collaborating director and producer. Centering on a Shakespearean theater company in India who struggle to remain relevant as British influence in the subcontinent dwindles, the film has been released to DVD as part of The Criterion Collection. Transferred in widescreen with a mono soundtrack and English captions for the hearing impaired, Shakespeare Wallah shares the disc with interviews with Merchant and Ivory and The Delhi Way, a short documentary from director Ivory.
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Special Features

New high definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions; 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, James Ivory, Shashi Kapoor, and Felicity Kendal; Original theatrical trailer; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2004
  • UPC: 037429194225
  • Original Release: 1965
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  • Source: Homevision
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Time: 2:02:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shashi Kapoor Sanju
Felicity Kendal LIzzie Buckingham
Geoffrey Kendal Mr. Tony Buckingham
Laura Liddell Mrs. Carla Buckingham
Madhur Jaffrey Manjula
Utpal Dutt Maharaja
Jennifer Kapoor Mrs. Bowen
Pincho Kapoor Guptaji
Praveen Paul Didi
Prayag Raaj Sharmaji
Partap Sharma Aslam
Jim D. Tytler Bobby
Technical Credits
James Ivory Director, Screenwriter
Amit Bose Editor
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Screenwriter
Ismail Merchant Producer
Subrata Mitra Cinematographer
Satyajit Ray Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/The Critic [5:01]
2. Meeting the Maharaja [7:03]
3. Antony and Cleopatra [4:36]
4. Car Trouble [6:39]
5. Getting to Know Sanju [4:51]
6. Gleneagles [6:12]
7. Manjula [5:11]
8. Hamlet [4:37]
9. "Why Were You So Late?" [4:26]
10. Problems and Changes [9:55]
11. A Mute Testimonial [2:35]
12. Lizzie & Sanju [5:56]
13. Sanju Is Found Out [3:55]
14. Tea With a Tiger [3:18]
15. Leaving Gleneagles [7:11]
16. Twelfth Night [5:22]
17. "You've Never Been to England" [3:26]
18. Othello [5:02]
19. "Your Poor Little English Girl" [2:29]
20. No Time for Play [6:17]
21. Father/Daughter Talk [1:48]
22. Romeo and Juliet [4:50]
23. "For You, I'd Give Up Anything" [2:29]
24. A Passage to England [4:47]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Conversation With the Filmmakers
   The Delhi Way
      Play Film
      Introduction by James Ivory
   Theatrical Trailer
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