Friday, January 20, 2012

Day-long workshop on Shakespearean Cinema at SACAC

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Adhichini, New Delhi -110017, New Delhi, India
Saturday, 28 January 2012  By Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication
The one-day long workshop is designed to discuss Shakespearean films from a variety of perspectives to sensitize the participants regarding the various challenges involved in capturing the essence of Shakespeare’s drama through the medium of cinema. 

Films by directors such as Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier, Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, Vishal Bhardwaj and others will be discussed in the day-long workshop.The opening session, which will explore cinematography, design, dialogue and performance, will be followed by a full-length screening of a path-breaking Shakespearean film to understand how one can read the film from multiple perspectives. 
Download registration form from 
or call +91-11-26561986/ 99537 55245 - Workshop Fee: Rs. 250/-

Dr. Rahul Sapra, an Associate Professor of Shakespearean drama and films at Ryerson University, Toronto has taught courses on Shakespearean performances and presented papers on Shakespearean cinema at several international conferences. He also conducted a joint workshop on Shakespearean acting at St. Stephen’s college in 2007. 
He was one of the invited speakers for the Shakespeare Association of India’s annual conference in 2011, where he presented a paper on the influence of Hollywood cinema on Indian film adaptations of Shakespearean Drama. His recent book, The Limits of Orientalism: Seventeenth-Century Representations of India which deals with the narratives of the East India Company, was praised by the eminent scholar Francis Robinson in The Times Literary Supplement. Dr. Sapra is also on the Editorial Board of the Film Section of Routledge’s digital Encyclopedia on Modernism (Forthcoming).