Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Such Tweet Sorrow

The Royal Shakespeare Company has teamed-up with Mudlark, a mobile entertainment firm, to produce Such Tweet Sorrow, a modern-day, digitized version of Romeo & Juliet. The actors are posting videos on YouTube and tweeting their activity over the next five weeks, literally improvising the entire "play."

The Capulets and Montagues are two families who detest one another because of a fatal car-crash in 2000. While Romeo is currently "busy on his Xbox," Juliet has already started posting. Actors will communicate with one another, as well as the audience.

Artistic director for the Royal Shakespeare Company called it "A digital experiment... in a global theater."

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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