Bollywood Shakespeares

  • Craig Dionne
  • Parmita Kapadia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Shakespeare and Bollywood: The Difference a World Makes

    1. Craig Dionne, Parmita Kapadia
      Pages 1-18
  3. Bollywood’s Debt to the Theater: Aesthetic and Cultural Multivalence

  4. Shakespeare’s Local Face: Using Shakespeare to Rearticulate Indian Identities

  5. Bollywood’s Cultural Capital: Bollywood Sells Shakespeare

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-208

About this book


Here, essays use the latest theories in postcolonialism, globalization, and post-nationalism to explore how world cinema and theater respond to Bollywood's representation of Shakespeare. In this collection, Shakespeare is both part of an elite Western tradition and a window into a vibrant post-national identity founded by a global consumer culture.


cinema essay film poetics postcolonialism theatre William Shakespeare world cinema

Editors and affiliations

  • Craig Dionne
    • 1
  • Parmita Kapadia
    • 2
  1. 1.Eastern Michigan UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Northern Kentucky UniversityUSA

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