Tag: Shakespeare

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  • Winter and the writer

    Winter and the writer

    The chilly weather had a dramatic effect on Mary Shelley, transporting her and her Frankenstein to the depths of winter.

    January 2, 2020
  • India’s Mazzini & Cavour~II

    India’s Mazzini & Cavour~II

    It has often been asserted that in today's complex geopolitical scenario, Gandhiji's ideology has little relevance. Political, social and cultural changes have been taking place in human society for centuries, but still people read Plato, Shakespeare, and Rabindranath because they are relevant; many are still keen to know the ideas and thoughts of Rammohan, Vidyasagar and Vivekananda.

    August 30, 2019
  • Netflix releases trailer of Timothee Chalamet starrer ‘The King’

    Netflix releases trailer of Timothee Chalamet starrer ‘The King’

    The David Michôd's directorial is an adaptation of several plays from Shakespeare's Henriad, that will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival on Spetember 2, 2019.

    August 28, 2019
  • Gentle Elia and the hand of destiny

    Gentle Elia and the hand of destiny

    Of the numerous mind-boggling ‘ifs’ in English literature, a truly notable one is what Charles Lamb might have been like as man and writer if in a fit of madness his sister had not slain their mother when he was only 21.

    May 12, 2019
  • The importance of English

    The importance of English

    English as a language may not be native to India but there are certainly more English speakers in India than in Britain. Knowledge of English in our country symbolises better education and greater sophistication. In our multilingual country English is popular in almost all the regions.

    December 21, 2018
  • Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Polymath Rabindranath Tagore's wisdom teaches us about how we need to consider the larger picture for India's progress.

    December 14, 2018
  • Mind over matter

    Mind over matter

    In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter a whole lot how old age is portrayed in either literature or philosophy because the deterioration of the human body due to old age is something inevitable and irreversible. This doesn't necessarily imply that we lose our wisdom or drive to engage in activities that we are passionate about.

    December 9, 2018
  • Analysis gone awry

    Analysis gone awry

    There can be various points of disagreement with Rabindranath Tagore’s critical juxtaposition of Kalidasa’s Abhijyan Sakuntalam and William Shakespeare’s Tempest.

    November 4, 2018
  • Spirituality & Development

    Spirituality & Development

    It was Shakespeare’s Lear who cried out in exasperation, “Oh, argue not the need.” His daughters, Goneril and Regan, embodiments both of soulless pragmatism, argue with him on the ‘need’ to maintain a large suite of servants. Why would he need six hundred personal attendants? Why even three hundred? Or, thirty? Lear, the eighty-year-old Titan …

    June 17, 2018
  • Trump and the Bard

    Trump and the Bard

    The founder of new historicism illuminates our present political situation by analysing the traits of Shakespearean tyrants — and their mobs… A review

    June 10, 2018
  • Sara is the discovery of my career

    Sara is the discovery of my career

    Director Srijit Mukherjee gets candid on his latest venture, Uma, which is his first to have been inspired by a true story.

    May 12, 2018
  • How intelligent are you?

    How intelligent are you?

    Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in As You Like It,“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study conducted by David Dunning and …

    December 9, 2017
  • Tisca Chopra: Played most complex character in ‘The Hungry’

    Tisca Chopra: Played most complex character in ‘The Hungry’

    Actress Tisca Chopra, playing a pivotal role in the film The Hungry, says her character is quite “dark and complex”, adding that working on a Shakespearian piece was on her wish list as an actor. After the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Hungry has its Asian Premiere at the 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai …

    October 15, 2017
  • Shakespeare’s influence on India being showcased in UK

    Shakespeare’s influence on India being showcased in UK

    William Shakespeare's relationship with South Asian countries, including India, is being showcased in an exhibition in the UK, which offers a glimpse into the bard's enduring influence on the cultures and lives of the people. The exhibition takes visitors on a visual tour of each of the eight countries that make up South Asia – …

    May 30, 2017
  • Where did they come from?

    Where did they come from?

    As one of Shakespeare’s characters feels, life is a twice-told tale vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. We use countless hazy and humdrum words to carry on and carry out this tiresome phenomenon called life, and we sometimes become so sick of them that we prefer silence for avoiding deadly monotony of speech. …

    May 6, 2017
  • The Fat Knight on a strict diet

    The Fat Knight on a strict diet

    If I have understood Harold Bloom correctly, then I have misunderstood him. If I have got him right then I have got him wrong. Such is the law of misprision. I am bound to misinterpret everything he says. Again, if I have got the gist of his argument, I may have to kill him, or …

    April 29, 2017
  • Mount Everest of modern literature

    Mount Everest of modern literature

    Did James Joyce write the most scandalous and pornographic novel ever written? Or is Ulysses the Mount Everest of modern literature, perhaps the finest work of fiction written in the 20th century? Published in 1922 by Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company, a famous bookshop in Paris, the novel was quickly banned in England and …

    April 22, 2017