Cinema: Indian Summer

Shakespeare Wallah is a wry, wistful look at what is left of the English in India. It has been nearly 20 years since the British hauled down the Union Jack and went back to their tight little island. Even so, a poverty-ridden troupe of English Shakespeare players still continues its work, bringing the Bard to the provinces. But India no longer has time for the old gentilities, and wherever the itinerant Shakespeareans try to move their goods (wallah is Hindi for peddler), they meet stiff sales resistance. Indians, like most of the rest of...

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