The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
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Masala Shakespeare

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Comedies of errors, estranged siblings, loyalty, betrayal, moralistic speeches, jokers and jesters, kings and queens, ghosts and witches, knights and knaves, battle scenes, a stage piled with corpses, a play within a play. Is Shakespeare a very English genius, or the unacknowledged progenitor of the Bollywood script? Scholars quiver with appreciation over his insights and intellect but surely it was his masala plots, often bawdy humour and melodramatic romances that packed the Globe?

Panelists : Jonathan Gil Harris, Vishal Bhardwaj

Chair : Kaveree Bamzai

  • Jonathan Gil Harris

  • Vishal Bhardwaj

  • Kaveree Bamzai