n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - "Her Indian boy" : postcolonial criticism and performance on film and television

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



Extracted from text ... "Her Indian boy": Postcolonial Criticism and Performance on Film and Television DAVID G. HALE "Oberon is passing fell and wrath, " Puck tells a fairy, because Titania "as her attendant hath / A lovely boy stolen from an Indian king" (2.1.20-22). The contest for the sweet changeling forms the basis for one of the plots of A Midsummer Night's Dream, while Oberon, Titania, and Puck involve themselves, intentionally or not, in the play's other three plots. Moreover, several recent post-colonial critics - Ania Loomba and Shankar Raman (239-79) - have emphasized the Titania plot's links to India and its ..

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