Othello
In the contemporary time, Shakespeare has been carried across languages and cultures to such an extent that his motifs have become truly universal—they no longer belong to the west alone. A few Assamese filmmakers too have drawn on the immortal characters of Shakespeare in some of their films, but those aspects in...
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