Tibetan Hamlet

On Wednesday, March 9th, 7pm in tenHoor room 125, the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta will host a film with a scholarly introduction. The event is entitled “Remembering Empires, Performing Nations, Shakespeare Style: Negotiating Imperial Histories, Modernity and Tibetan Hamlet in Sherwood Hu’s The Prince of the Himalayas” (China, 2006). See poster here.

The film is a fascinating Tibetan take on The Bard’s classic drama, and is full of the traditional themes of envy, the thirst for power, lust and madness, but also has interesting subcurrents related to nationalism and modernity that are particular to the Tibetan context. An entertaining and different cinematic experience is guaranteed! ¬†UA History professor Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, who works on cultural history in Tibet, China and India, will provide an introduction. Pizza and drinks will also be provided.