Cut 'N' Mix King Lear: Second Generation And Asian-British Identities. New publication by Alessandra Marino

By Lisa Pilgram · 2 April 2013

Alessandra Marino's latest essay deals with the images and sounds of London in the BBC short series Second Generation (2003), where King Lear is appropriated to shed light on the conflicts of Indian-British subjects of different generations. The adaptation revolves around the fall of an aged patriarch with three daughters, whose life is spent between their curry factory in the East End and the South Asian local community. Using post-colonial theory and diaspora studies as critical tools, the chapter explores the identity struggles portrayed in the TV series by analysing the references to Shakespeare's play and the centrality of Nitin Sawhney’s soundtrack.

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  • Lisa Pilgram

    Project Manager & PhD student
    Lisa Pilgram
    The Open University
    Lisa Pilgram joined the Open University as Senior Project Manager of the Oecumene 'Citizenship after Orientalism' project in July 2010. In October 2010 she started her PhD which will be closely... Read more

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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