Shakespeare on Film: Haider

5/14/2018; 48 minutes

Revenge, justice, and betrayal in Shakespeare's play and in the history of the politically-disputed Kashmir region arise as core topics in this discussion about the Hindi film Haider between Priya Jaikumar (USC) and Bhaskar Sarkar (UC-Santa Barbara.) The two professors interrogate and celebrate the film and play's ability to combine local cultural specificity and popular accessibility. Arguing Haider offers new understandings of the character of Hamlet, the pair also question the concepts of "the original" and "the derivative."
Recorded on 01/25/2018.
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