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Stage set for Bard's tales in the Capital.

have a movie date with William Shakespeare early next week. Although the Bard won't be present in his corporeal form, four film adaptations of his works will be screened on Tuesday and Wednesday as a part of India International Centre's ( IIC) annual festival, ' IIC Experience'. Air Marshal ( Retd) Naresh Verma, director of India International Centre says, " We are marking the 400th death anniversary of Shakespeare by screening six Shakespeare film adaptations by diverse directors like Basil Dearden , Grigori Kozintsev and Iosef Shapiro , Akira Kurosawa and Roman Polanski." The 2015 edition, to be held on October 22- 26, seems to be one centered around paying tributes.

The IIC director says, " Our focus in this festival's exhibition will pay a tribute to the late noted artist, KG Subramanyan showing his select works -- all in original.

Another homage is being paid through another exhibition -- ' Time Past and Present: Treasures of Human Knowledge' at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata. The treasure- trove of the Asiatic Society will be highlighted in this exhibition.

Other highlights include a film festival on Spanish cinema, a concert by the Accordion State Youth Orchestra of Baden- Wuerttemberg and a centenary tribute to MS Subbulakshmi presented by Gowri Ramnarayan from Chennai who was the vocal accompanist to the maestro. Admission to all the cultural programmes is free of charge.

The screening of Shakespeare film adaptions will mark his 400th death anniversary

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Date:Oct 22, 2016
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