Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Back in 2010 the Royal Shakespeare Company did Such Tweet Sorrow, an interactive, live version of Romeo and Juliet via Twitter. The critics were - for the most part - divided.
I loved it.
And when I say I loved it, I mean, I LOVED it. I presented a paper on Romeo and Juliet and the Cybertextual: Artistic Crowdsourcing as Audience Appropriation at the 2011 Cambridge International Shakespeare Conference in which this RSC production took centrestage.
And now they're doing it again. Midsummer Night's Dreaming (aka #dream40) is essentially a digital theatre project, where aspects of the play will be posted over Midsummer weekend, culminating in the actual wedding from the play. Which I will be attending.
This is literally the dream.
So the RSC have teamed up with Google+ to make it happen and if- like me - you're interested in the whole shebang, follow them at www.google.co.uk/+royalshakespearecompany
I promise you'll be in good company.