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Shakespeare's Globe

All's Well That Ends Well [2014]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Sunil Shanbag

Part of Globe to Globe 2014.

When Bharatram (Bertram) flees his native Gujarat for Bombay, his mother’s ward Heli (Helena), desperately in love, decides to pursue him. But Bharatram feels differently, and attaches two obstructive conditions to their marriage – conditions he is sure will never be met.

20th-century India stands in for Renaissance France in this joyful, imaginative production of a play that reverses all the usual expectations of Shakespearean comedy.

Performed in Gujarati.


  • Music Uday Mazumdar
  • Design Nayantara Kotian


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Financial Times: Review of the 2012 Production

‘It works like the best kind of Bollywood film: there is passion, pain, a stout matriarch and the stirring sounds of harmonium and tabla from three musicians on stage... With visual jokes and beautifully sung soliloquies, time skipped by, even for this non-Gujarati speaker’

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