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On 09 December 2019 Prof Mark Thornton Burnett was runner-up for the VC's Research and Innovation Prize in 2019.
Pictured along with Prof Thornton Burnett are the two other members of the team, Dr Rosa Maria Garcia Periago (L) and Dr Thea Buckley (R).
Dr. Thea Buckley, Dr. Rosa García Periago and Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett received funding for a Being Human event (Exhibition, Discovering Shakespeare's Indian Connections, Linen Hall Library, 2019) .
Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett received funding for a Being Human event (Screening of South Indian and Tulu language film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Paddayi (The West) (dir. Abhaya Simha, 2018)
Dr. Rosa M. García Periago was appointed Marie Curie Fellow of the Week.
These were all during the period of the project.
Dr. Thea Buckley, Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett, Sangeeta Datta and Dr. Rosa García Periago are currently editing a collection of essays, Women and Indian Shakespeares (Bloomsbury Academic), as one of the project outputs.
This essay collection radically reimagines the field of Indian Shakespeares by putting women at the centre. It explores the multiple ways in which women are, and have been, engaged with Shakespeare in India in a wide range of manifestations.
Other publications related to the project
Buckley, T., 2021. "Performing Macbeth in India's Endangered Theatre Art of Kutiyattam." Shakespeare Jahrbuch 157, 1, p. 124-140 17 p.
García-Periago, R., 2020. “Localizing Romeo and Juliet: Ram-Leela, Female Agency and Indian Politics,” Adaptation: The Journal of Literature on Screen Studies https://doi.org/10.1093/adaptation/apaa017 .
García-Periago, R., 2019. “Book review of Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas: Local Habitations,” Sederi Yearbook 29 (2019), p. 221-226.
Buckley, T., 2018. Singing is Such Sweet Sorrow: Ambikapathy, Hollywood Shakespeare and Tamil Cinema's Hybrid Heritage." In Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas. Trivedi, P. & Chakravarti, P. (eds.). London and New York : Routledge, p. 200-217 18 p. (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare).
Burnett, M., 2018. "Gendered Play and Regional Dialogue in Nanjundi Kalyana." In Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas. Trivedi, P. & Chakravarti, P. (eds.). London and New York : Routledge, p. 221-237 17 p. (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare).