Shashi Kapoor - Jennifer Kendal
Shakespeareana crossed paths with Prithvi Theatres in Calcutta, where they were invited
by Prithviraj Kapoor to watch one of his shows. It was at this show, when Shashi Kapoor,
the youngest son of Prithviraj, spotted Jennifer Kendal through the curtains sitting in
the audience. It was this meeting that would marry two acting traditions and eventually
give birth to a small and unique theatre - Prithvi.
Shashi Kapoor, who had worked as an actor as part of Prithvi Theatres, married Jennifer
Kendal, the leading actress of Shakespeareana. For a while Shashi joined Shakespeareana
as an actor. After they married, they both joined Prithvi Theatres as actors.
Many years later, when Prithvi Theatre was built, Geoffrey and Laura Kendal performed in
the theatre, and were also part of the 1st Prithvi Theatre Festival in 1983, and then
again in the 2nd Prithvi Festival in 1985, after Jennifer's death. Later Geoffrey Kendal
directed Gaslight for Prithvi Players.