April 13, 2010
Shakespeare and Such Tweet Sorrow
Reuters reports that Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" gets a makeover in a new version which will unfold through Twitter messages and on the Youtube video website.
Entitled "Such Tweet Sorrow," the experiment is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Mudlark, which produces entertainment on mobile telephones.
The production will take place over five weeks and allows for the characters to interact not only among themselves but also with members of the "audience."
Each character writes their own tweets, guided by an existing storyline and diary which outlines where they are at any moment in the adventure.
Image from Marin Shakespeare Company.
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