Shakespeare

  • India's you too Brutus moment

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    "Et tu, Brute? - Then fall, Caesar! Proclaiming this is what Julius Caesar said on receiving the mortal stab from his most trusted friend ...

  • Jo Nesbo to retell William Shakespeare's Macbeth in new novel 15-01-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Jo Nesbo, the famous crime writer whose thrilling Harry Hole novels are a worldwide bestseller, has been commissioned by Hogarth Press for the retelling of one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies. The tenth of the Harry Hole thrillers, Police is Nesbo's most recently released novel. The nail-biting, attention-gripping...
  • 'Shakespeare in Kabul' is repetitive but deserves a dekko 18-09-2013 11:28 AM

    To say "Afghans don't do tragedy", after having witnessed three decades of war and subjugation as a society and continuing to suffer, is to say that the Afghans have a darn good sense of humour. And that's exactly what sticks in Stephen Landrigan's, a former American journalist, and Qais Akbar...
  • Watch: Vishal Bhardwaj turning back to Shakespeare for his next film 05-09-2013 12:29 PM

    After 'Maqbool' and 'Omkara', filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is turning back to Shakespeare again. He is adapting 'Hamlet' on the big screen and this one is tentatively titled as 'Haidar'. Set in Kashmir, the film will star Shahid Kapoor in the lead and he is expected to don a new look...
  • Shakespeare's school enrolls girl students for first time 03-09-2013 06:01 PM

    The British all-boys school that famed English playwright William Shakespeare attended has opened its doors to girls for the first time in its 460-year history. Over 30 girls have started the September term taking their A-levels at King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon. More than 200 girls from 38 different...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj to set Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' in Kashmir 01-09-2013 10:46 AM

    London: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has revealed plans to set his next film based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' in strife-torn Kashmir. The film is in its final stages of scripting and set for release in 2014 to coincide with the 450th birth anniversary celebrations of the world famous English playwright. "I need...
  • 'Issaq' Tweet Review: Poor screenplay and editing hampers the film 26-07-2013 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' has been adapted quite a few times in Bollywood. This time round, director Manish Tiwary gives the famous love story his own interpretation and shifts the story to the ancient town of Varanasi. The film's main protagonist are played by relative newcomers. While Pratiek...
  • I have learnt a lot from the directors I have worked with: Ravi Kishan 23-07-2013 05:47 PM

    Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan's two Hindi films - 'Bajaatey Raho' and 'Issaq' - will release on July 26. While 'Bajaatey Raho' is a revenge comedy, 'Issaq' is a desi adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Actor Ravi Kishan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his upcoming movies...
  • Prateik hopes 'Issaq' proves to be his turning point 13-07-2013 01:55 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik believes that the much-awaited turning point of his life can come with his upcoming release 'Issaq'. "Turning point of my life hasn't come yet. If you (audience) help me, then that turning point will come with 'Issaq'," the 26-year-old said while addressing a young crowd at a...
  • Shakespeare's works now in Punjabi 06-03-2013 06:29 PM

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  • '10 ML Love': A Shakespearean adaptation 28-11-2012 03:10 PM

    It is a tale of magic and madness, this is a small film directed by first-time director Sharat Katariya. ...
  • Giving Indian language writers their place under the sun 28-10-2012 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: Come November and Delhi will turn into an intellectual delight for readers who like to immerse their souls into the rustic writings of India and its multiple languages. A festival that celebrates Indian writings and their very own Shakespeares and Spencers is returning to the capital for a...
  • Pranab quotes Hamlet during Budget 2012 speech 16-03-2012 03:07 PM

    New Delhi: When it comes to quoting from literary masterpieces in budget speeches, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday made a quantum leap to quote the great modern-era playwright Shakespeare, after invoking words of ancient Indian economist Kautilya at least thrice in the past. "I must be cruel only to...
  • 'Shakespeare In Love' to become play 23-10-2011 01:48 PM

    London: British playwright Tom Stoppard has teamed up with Disney studio bosses to adapt his Oscar-winning 1998 romantic comedy 'Shakespeare in Love' script into a play. Stoppard, who shared the best screenplay Oscar award with Marc Norman for 'Shakespeare In Love', will revamp the screenplay for the stage, reports Variety...
  • The Tempest 'was intended as a musical' 22-08-2011 12:38 PM

    London: William Shakespeare's final stage masterpiece, The Tempest, was intended as a musical, according to a leading theatre director. The Tempest -- first performed in November 1611 " is sprinkled with so many songs and melodic phrases that it clear that the playwright intended it to be read to music,...
  • Oxford academic finds 'tantalising' clue to Ophelia 09-06-2011 10:49 AM

    London: An Oxford academic has found a 'tantalising' link between Shakespeare's tragic heroine Ophelia and a real-life girl who died at the age of two in 1569, when the Bard would have been around five years old. Admitting his discovery could be pure coincidence, Steven Gunn of the university's Faculty...
  • Oriental Shakespeare, Ravi Shankar at Edinburgh 24-03-2011 11:40 AM

    Edinburgh: The EIF, running from Aug. 12 to Sept. 4, combines with the Fringe and the city's International Book Festival and military tattoo to offer the world's biggest annual extravaganza of the arts. Mills unveiled the EIF programme on Wednesday in what he called "an attempt to make very mainstream...
  • Book Talk: Three sisters in a house of Shakespeare 17-03-2011 05:58 PM

    These three heroines of Eleanor Brown's debut novel, "The Weird Sisters," grew up in a house dominated by their professor father, who specializes in Shakespeare studies, named his girls for Shakespearean heroines and communicates -- sometimes hilariously, often cryptically -- through Shakespeare quotations. Written in a mix of collective voice...
  • Shakespeare in 38 languages for London Olympics 22-01-2011 05:04 PM

    London: Productions of Shakespeare in Maori and Mandarin will form part of a theatre extravaganza in London to celebrate the Olympic Games in 2012. Starting on April 23 next year, Shakespeare's Globe theatre will stage all the Bard's 38 plays, each performed by a different theatre company, in a different...
  • 'Lost' Shakespeare play to be staged again 14-01-2011 11:14 AM

    London: 'Double Falsehood', a Shakespearean play, reportedly lost after it was last played in 1793, is to be staged again. The play will be held by the Mokitagrit Theatre company in London. Although the play is far from being a household name, director Phil Wilmott said there is something for...
  • World's most expensive book to hit auction block 20-10-2010 02:47 PM

    London: Two iconic works -- one billed as the most expensive book in the world and the other the most important book in all of English Literature -- will go under the hammer at a Sotheby's auction here on December 7. The sale of 'Magnificent Books, Manuscripts and Drawings' takes...
  • Romeo, Juliet fall in love in slum, fight drug lords 06-01-2008 03:00 PM

    Ahmedabad: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists playing in front of a sell-out crowd will inspire his side when they face Australia in the World Cup quarter-finals on Thursday. The Sardar Patel Stadium has a capacity of over 48,000 and there will be few spare seats to be had when...
  • One Shakespeare play in 6 languages 17-03-2007 09:30 PM

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