Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34

Thread: Any Shakespeare fans here ?

  1. #21
    Moderator Platinum Hubber P_R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    10,275
    Post Thanks / Like
    More about the witches....

    Vishal Bharadwaj's Maqbool which puts Macbeth in the Mumbai underworld, the witches are two cops, played brilliantly by Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri. The latter dabbles in astrology and predicts, Maqbool taking over the reins from Abbaji Jahangir Khan.
    The movie proceeds without making it necessarily clear, whether the prophecy proves right or is proven right. Even the other prophecies are very cleverly written in this film.

    The two cops are shown to have ulterior motives in maintaining a kind of balance (they let Banquo's son escape on purpose) and also go in the opposite direction attempting to help Maqbool (Macbeth) escape. This leaves the viewer with many interesting questions about Fate taking sides, if at all
    மூவா? முதல்வா! இனியெம்மைச் சோரேலே

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #22
    Senior Member Veteran Hubber Querida's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,879
    Post Thanks / Like
    Sigh...yet another movie to add to an ever growing list of movies...anyways there it is added

  4. #23
    sm maddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Whatever!!!
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like
    Guess what !!!! We did a Shakespeare skit in our class last year.
    We were divided into 4 groups of which two groups performed Merchant of Venice, 1 group did Tempest and our group performed As You Like It. The girls group in Merchant of Venice did an awsome job but the boys group could not make it up tp the mark. TheTempest group of boys did a horrid job but I feel ours was the worst of all. I was the head of the crew and also the dialogue writer. Now I feel it was I who completely spoiled the skit because I made the play too long but But partly it was because of those stupid northies who would not put in any sort of effort and hard work. Always muttering curses upon me in hindi for bringing them into the nice skit and made it horrible. Ils parlent à peine en anglais et toujours entretien dans le hindi donc il est très difficile de les comprendre They speak in english only to me because I don't understand as much hindi as others do We had to take because they were the only classmates available They never used to come for practice and didn't at all understand my english so I had to rewrite all the dialogues in the simplest english and then get my friend to explain it to them in hindi and I also had to give their parts the lowest amount of dialogues and then I, my 3 friends ( all 4 of us had good spoken english knowledge and I have always been the best and the pet of all my english teachers ) had more than one role in the play but I had the most of the roles of about 4-5 !!!!! Imagine it !!!!! On the day of the skit the northies came to me and told me that they were going to withdraw from the skit I became so angry that I literally sat on top of their heads and the whole corridor came running to our class on hearing the comotion and they never forgot that day. They forgot all their dialogues and started reading from their sheets. I was horrified Another disaster appeared in the form of the lunch bell. We hadn't even completed a quarter of the play when it rang. I was the only one who was audible, rest all were shivering and were shaking with fear so it was not at all to be heard.I was heart broken and was almost on the verge of tears. My friends and my teacher came and comforted me saying it was not bad and was quite nice but I knew it was not true because I knew that most of my friends were calculating marks for my class teacher in his office The ones remaining in the class did not come forward to comfort me or any others of our group whereas the northies came and just made me feel worse by saying - " Is skit hamari paatshaalaa ke itihaas men sabse bhoori aur gandhee skit thee. Yah skit itni gandhe hone ke kaaran thoo hi ho " I got so irritated and started shouting at them like hell and 5 of my friends had to literally pull me off them After that I went home with a long face and mum cheered me up a little and then I became alright I guess
    God....... Save me!!!!!!!!!!

  5. #24
    Senior Member Diamond Hubber pavalamani pragasam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Madurai, India, India
    Posts
    9,571
    Post Thanks / Like
    That clearly shows how important sincere teamwork is! Better luck next time, maddy!
    Eager to watch the trends of the world & to nurture in the youth who carry the future world on their shoulders a right sense of values.

  6. #25
    sm maddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Whatever!!!
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by pavalamani pragasam
    That clearly shows how important sincere teamwork is! Better luck next time, maddy!
    PP ma'am : I always have good team spirit but those northies have never in their lives shown any signs of team spirit (according to me that is !!!!!!) They ruined the complete skit which was excellently lined in with the dialogues completed to perfection I had prepared the whole dialogues from a mere sheet of summaries Thanks a lot anyway
    God....... Save me!!!!!!!!!!

  7. #26
    Senior Member Seasoned Hubber Designer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,571
    Post Thanks / Like
    Maddy : reading ur posts kindles nostalgia - of the time I acted in Shakespearean plays & other skits during my school days, so many decades ago

    btw I can very well understand ur feelings reg the Northies - majority of them tend to criticise us Southies and try to put us down. And they also tend to pass on the blame for their own short comings, like not learning their parts properly . One solution (which worked for me) is to put them in their place (prefereably right from the beginning) and things will be ok. I guess ur ticking them off produced some results !

  8. #27
    sm maddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Whatever!!!
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like
    Ramky anna :Well the next time we perform any skit I shall not include any of the northies in the play None of my classmates have agreed to allow them even for a group project so I feel from now on all our projects and plays will go well
    God....... Save me!!!!!!!!!!

  9. #28
    Senior Member Seasoned Hubber Designer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,571
    Post Thanks / Like
    Maddy : ya that should make the Northies cooperate with you next time you take them for plays, and even if not so, at least ur plays will go on smoothly without a hitch

  10. #29
    sm maddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Whatever!!!
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like
    Ramky anna: Thanks a lot for your encouragement I am sure that from now on every thing will go on well and guess what our sections have been shuffled giving the good news that all the northies have been shuffled to entirely new sections and thereby also giving the sad news that all my very good friends have also been shuffled so thanks again
    God....... Save me!!!!!!!!!!

  11. #30
    Senior Member Veteran Hubber
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,270
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by sm maddy
    Ramky anna: Thanks a lot for your encouragement I am sure that from now on every thing will go on well and guess what our sections have been shuffled giving the good news that all the northies have been shuffled to entirely new sections and thereby also giving the sad news that all my very good friends have also been shuffled so thanks again
    oh

    unga school-leyum section problem-a?

    u will get used to the changing

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Shakespeare Shaken, not Stirred - 5 (Badri & Prabhu)
    By RR in forum Hub Magazine Archive - 2006
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 29th August 2008, 09:53 AM
  2. Shakespeare: Shaken not stirred - 6 (Badri and Prabhu)
    By RR in forum Hub Magazine Archive - 2006
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 5th October 2006, 08:56 AM
  3. Shakespeare Shaken, not Stirred - 3 (Badri)
    By RR in forum Hub Magazine Archive - 2006
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 3rd July 2006, 10:08 AM
  4. Shakespeare Shaken, not stirred - 2 (Badri)
    By RR in forum Hub Magazine Archive - 2005
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12th November 2005, 01:15 PM
  5. Shakespeare, Shaken, not Stirred (Badri)
    By RR in forum Hub Magazine Archive - 2005
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17th October 2005, 07:31 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •