Expanding Horizons: Shakespeare and Indian Cinema
1st October 2020
Queen’s Film Theatre
Queen’s University, Belfast
20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1PA
Saturday, November 21, at 2.00pm
Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett, BSA Trustee, is delivering a Media and Performance event as part of the 2020 Being Human festival. At the ‘Expanding Horizons: Shakespeare and Indian Cinema’ event, we will screen a South Indian and Tulu language film adaptation of Macbeth, Paddayi/West (dir. Abhaya Simha, 2017), set in the ‘Mogaveera’ fishing community in Karnataka. The film adapts Shakespeare’s play to represent a society struggling to maintain traditional cultures in the face of the lure of the ‘west’.
Featuring a Q+A with the director and an introduction, and collaboratively delivered with partners – the British Shakespeare Association, Terra Nova Theatre Company, the Indian Community Centre and the Queen’s Film Theatre – the event showcases Shakespeare’s relevance to debate about globalisation, migration and demographic change.