Shakespeare Wallah
Shakespeare Wallah (1965)

Lizzie (Felicity Kendal) is an actress in a Shakespearean theater troupe that has seen better days. The troupe tours India to dwindling crowds who are less interested in all things British in the wake of Indian independence. When she has an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1965
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Very delicate and lovely.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Surprisingly light and enjoyable early James Ivory film with luminous Felicity Kendal.

Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Ivory is particularly acute in catching the peculiar matrix of moods and emotions that hold the troupe together and which keep the British and the Indians from ever really understanding each other.

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David Bezanson

more intimate and nuanced work than the team's subsequent high-profile period films, like The Remains of the Day.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a bittersweet drama of the twilight of a theatrical way of life.

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Emily B.
An early Merchant/Ivory film featuring the real life Kendal family (including a very young Felicity) as members of a traveling Shakespeare company in… More