When Hamlet Went to Mizoram

Butalia, Pankaj 1990

When Hamlet Went to Mizoram was a 1990 film directed by Pankaj Butalia which features rehearsals

Mizoram is a small state on the Northeastern border of India. In the 1940s, J.F. Laldailova, an officer in the British army, introduced the people of Mizoram to Shakespeare, translating his works into the Mizo language. The film shows bits of rehearsals and performances of Hamlet and a discussion by various actors of how Shakespeare’s works, and Hamlet in particular, relates to their own lives.


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