Spend Midsummer Online with The Royal Shakespeare Company May 1, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Miscellany
This summer marks the 40th production of Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
To celebrate RSC has announced “a ground breaking digital theatre project –Midsummer Night’s Dreaming – in partnership with Google Creative Lab.”
Here is what’s going on:
Across Midsummer weekend (21 – 23 June) the play will be performed by an acting company in real time… culminating in a wedding, which you can attend.
Meanwhile, the story will be shared through photos, snippets and news stories online from the perspectives of some lesser known characters, as if it was happening in real life. After the event, we will release an audio recording of A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by the acting company, which will be annotated with content created by commissioned artists and audiences over the weekend and posted on Google+.
Finally, here is a recent piece in The Guardian by Peter Brook as he looks back at his seminal 1970 RSC production.