Southasian Shakespearewallah:“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
directed by Tim Supple
sponsored by the British Council

If in 2006 Vishal Bharadwaj transported "Othello" into the brown badlands of Uttar Pradesh with his film Omkara, British director Tim Supple's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" could easily have been set in some mythical forest in the Vindhyas. Why, it could even have been an untold canto from the Aranyakanda of Ramayana, with Shakespeare's fairies as lively vanaras, and Puck a young, playful Hanuman himself. In the true spirit of free creatures of the forest, Supple's creatures indulge in acrobatic feats, climb up ladders and shimmy down ropes, roll in the mud and jump in the air.

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