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Shakespeare Wallah

Author: Ismail MerchantRuth Prawer JhabvalaJames IvoryShashi KapoorFelicity KendalAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, ©2004.
Series: Merchant Ivory collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ismail Merchant; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; James Ivory; Shashi Kapoor; Felicity Kendal; Geoffrey Kendal; Laura Liddell; Madhur Jaffrey; Subrata Mitra; Satyajit Ray; Merchant Ivory Productions.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780028740 9780780028746
OCLC Number: 54984964
Language Note: In English with English subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Motion picture.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Accompanying material: 1 folded sheet inside container.
Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen television; 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; original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Subrata Mitra ; editor, Amit Bose ; music, Satyajit Ray ; producer, Ismail Merchant ; director, James Ivory.
Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell, Madhur Jaffrey.
Awards: Awards: 1 win.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.; Monaural, 1.78:1 aspect ratio.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version --
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 --
Language: English monaural --
Subtitles: English (SDH).
Series Title: Merchant Ivory collection.
Responsibility: Merchant Ivory Productions ; produced by Ismail Merchant ; story & screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; directed by James Ivory.

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The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry.

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