Shakespeare Wallah

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Shakespeare Wallah ★★★½ 1965

Tender, plausible drama of romance and postcolonial relations in India. A troupe of threadbare traveling Shakespeareans quixotically tours India trying to make enough money to return to England. Wonderfully acted and exquisitely and sensitively directed by Ivory. Based in part on the reallife experiences of the theatrical Kendal family. 120m/B VHS, DVD . Felicity Kendal, Shashi Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell; D: James Ivory; W: James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; C: Subrata Mitra; M: Satyajit Ray.