I found all the presentations fascinating, and it seemed like everyone had engaged well with their secondary readings and primary sources. Unfortunately, I am down with covid, and I don’t have the energy to discuss everyone’s presentation. I hope to recover before class on Tuesday.

Morven, I enjoyed your presentation a lot. I like how you questioned the western hegemony of Shakespeare by asserting its non-western production and consumption. I also found it interesting when you discussed that Shakespeare was introduced to India to spread progressive principles of western liberalism. Later you discussed how the literary figure was reclaimed and rewritten by the oppressed. I am excited to see how you’ll use your primary sources. Finally, you mentioned that the director of Omkara had not read much of Shakspeare play himself. This made me realise that most of the Indian audience watching Omkara was also unaware that it was an adaptation. This lack of awareness creates a unique space for the legacy of Shakespeare in a post-colonial context. I hope I get to read your project at some point.

Thoughts on Presentation

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  • April 24, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Hi Tanushree
    Firstly, I am very sorry to hear that you are ill and I hope you feel better soon!
    Thank you so much for your comments on my presentation, I agree that it’s so interesting that Shakespeare can be moulded into things so modern that the audience don’t recognise his influence at all. The speaks exactly to the ‘writing back’ and reclaiming of his status as an instrument of colonial power, to a piece of art separated from that which can be enjoyed independently.
    Good luck with the rest of your researching and writing, and I look forward to reading your project too!

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