Twelfth Night in Hindi!

Saw Twelfth Night in Hindi at the Shakespeare Globe theatre today! It was part of the Globe to Globe Festival which has actors from all over the world coming in to perform Shakespeare's plays in 37 different languages. Today's play was really funny with a lot of exaggerated slapstick humor, but in a good way. It was fun filled, of songs and bollywood style dancing. All the actors had amazing singing voices. The musicians in the background were playing the dholak and the harmonium. There was also many side instruments like ghungroo (bells) and a tapping pipe instrument that I don't know the name of. Feste was played by a girl, and played really well. It was very interesting the way the actors were interacting with the audience. The actor playing Sebastian even told the audience that Antionio's role had been cut, all in a rhyme in the middle of the performance! It reminds me a lot of street plays that I've seen in New Delhi. They are generally quite personal with the audience, addressing the crowd directly, rather than just acting out as the lines dictate. All in all, a very fun performance. Was worth standing for two hours, with the occasional drizzle of rain!