The first film from Vishal Bhardwaj's Agatha Christie franchise is expected to begin shoot in early 2021.
Hamlet, Shakespeare's greatest villain: A charismatic manipulator who persuaded the world of his heroic nature
Hamlet is a self-centred, entitled, manipulative, callous bully. However, he is also intensely charismatic, so much so that he has persuaded the world to share his Hamlet-centric view. That is what makes him a villain of genius.
From Shakespeare to Anthony Powell, poets and novelists have been writing about life under COVID-19 for more than a century
Good art and artists seem to be transcending boundaries of time and space, being relevant to us during this tumultuous COVID-19 period.
United Nations marks English Language Day on 23 April, the birth and death anniversary of William Shakespeare
According to the United Nations, English is one of the organisation’s two working languages, along with French. It has become the lingua franca in international relations for United Nations.
Brian Dennehy, Tony Award-winning stage and screen actor known for 1995 comedy Tommy Boy, dies at 81
Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who won plaudits for his stage work in plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O’Neill, and Arthur Miller, passed away at 81
Joel Coen says his solo directorial The Tragedy of Macbeth is a fresh take on William Shakespeare's play
Joel Coen described The Tragedy of Macbeth as a thriller.
From You’ve Got Mail to Jab We Met, why rom-coms are the ultimate comfort-watch during coronavirus lockdown
At a time like the coronavirus outbreak, one feels like going back to the old and the familiar, rom-coms like Bridget Jones' Diary and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.
In Jeff Goldberg's production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, an examination of the human cost of politics
We're trying to show how a bulking ambition for power, a thirst for one’s own advancement leads to the death and hurting of many people, says Jeff Goldberg of his upcoming production of Julius Caesar
Christmas ghost stories enhance our enjoyment and warmth of the seasonal food, and the frisson of a paranormal tale offsets the “feel-good” festive spirit that might otherwise be cloying.
Feroz Abbas Khan, director of the musical Mughal-e-Azam, talks to Firstpost about his new musical Raunaq & Jassi which is inspired by Romeo and Juliet, his approach towards work and success, and constantly challenging himself.
The King teaser: Timothée Chalamet plays Henry V in upcoming Netflix adaptation of Shakespearean plays
The King will have its premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2019 on 2 September.
Mainstream Hindi cinema has contributed greatly in glossing over Kashmir, and diluting local perspective
Bollywood used Kashmir as a catalyst for romance, providing a near-perfect visual treat for audiences looking to escape their lives for three hours.
Vandana Kataria’s direction outperforms the script of Noblemen, which feeds on The Merchant of Venice’s concept of revenge.
Ophelia trailer: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts feature in Clair McCarthy's retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Starring Daisy Ridley as the eponymous heroine, Ophelia narrates the events of the play from her the perspective of Hamlet's wife.
World Book Day 2019: Shakespeare's influence on Indian theatre is as diverse as the country's culture
Shakespeare first entered India as theatrical entertainment for British officers during colonialism. The work of Parsi thespians and literary figures like Harivanshrai Bachchan have paved the way for adaptations in regional languages and traditional performance arts, like Kathakali
Rare 1623 edition of Shakespeare’s complete works, document with Jawaharlal Nehru’s signature await proper care at IIT Rourkee
A rare document bearing Jawaharlal Nehru's signature in Hindi, English, and Urdu, and a priceless 1623 edition of William Shakespeare's complete works, are among thousands of historic manuscripts and unseen photographs awaiting proper preservation at IIT Roorkee's iconic library.
Shakespeare through Kathakali's lens: Director Annette Leday revives thirty year old adaptation of King Lear
In 1989, Annette Leday and David McRuvie conceived the Kathakali adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear comprising nine scenes that emphasise on the dramatic elaboration of King Lear and his daughter, Cordelia’s tragedy.
Al Pacino to portray King Lear in film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy; Michael Radford to helm project
Al Pacino will play King Lear, which will show the title character's gradual descent into madness, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters egged on by their continual flattery.
Titled Chaudhvin Ki Raat, the film will be penned by Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar, and will feature a female actor in the role of twins, a girl and a boy.
Paul Goodwin hopes to make a powerful statement about violence against women in modern society with his new production based on Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece | #FWeekend