n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Bollywood : Steven Beresford's Production. Albery Theatre, London, September 2004 : theatre review

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



Extracted from text ... BOLLYWOOD TWELFTH NIGHT : Steven Beresford's Production. Albery Theatre, London, September 2004. LAURENCE WRIGHT A Bollywood Shakespeare? Why not? Steven Beresford's directorial debut in West End theatre was pleasant rather than stunning, and one came away with a sense of the possibilities he had envisioned, more than those he had realized. The show opens with a tropical monsoon, sponsor of comedy's shipwreck. The setting is present-day India, a run-down street in a large city. The set used an offset proscenium frame angled back from that of the theatre itself, providing a visually disorientating perspective that kept the eye engaged. Nicely-detailed ..

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