Bollywood-infused Shakespeare?

The Globe, the home of Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, just put on a production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream" - "Bollywood infused." What does "Bollywood infused" mean?? What does this stylistic/genre choice enable, make possible in a Shakespeare play? What elements here represent "Bollywood"? So many questions to be asked! Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p047lmwj You can stream the production here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehw2mb/acts/arqd2m#p047lmwj  ...
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1947 Partition Archive – an oral history project

I mentioned 1947 Partition Archive in class a few weeks ago and wanted to share it. Their work is simple, yet profound: collecting stories from people who experienced Partition and making sure that the experiential history of this pivotal moment isn't lost. What's so cool is that you can get trained to do interviews as a "citizen historian"; then, there are opportunities for internships and fellowships, both in California and South Asia. You can also use their interactive oral history map to learn more about Partition. http://www.1947partitionarchive.org/...
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Listening Quiz Song List

For the listening quiz, you should know the name of the song, the singer(s), music director, approximate year, and be able to name something significant or distinctive about the song, based on the readings or our class discussions. “Didi, tera devar deewana” “Tujhe dekha yeh jaana sanam” “Chal chaiya chaiya” “Kehna hi kya” “Yeh dosti” “Piya tu ab to aa ja” “My name is Anthony Gonsalves” “Pardah hi pardah” “Jinhen naaz hai Hind par” “Duniya agar mil bhi jaye” “Koi sagar dil ko behlata nahin” “Unko yeh shikayyat hai” “Roop tera mastana” “Ghar aaya mera pardesi” (including whole song) “Lag...
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