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Model for Multimedia Shakespeare
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0018.  Sunday, 9 January 1994.
 
From:           Mathilda M. Hills <
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Date:           Sunday, 09 Jan 94 16:43:47 EST
Subject:        Model for Multimedia Shakespeare
 
A CD-ROM based multimedia novella for the MacIntosh, reviewed in the
November 1993 *Computer Gaming World*, pp. 36-38, looks as if it might
serve as a model for multimedia Shakespeare.  The reviewer, Maxwell
Eden, writes, *The Madness of Roland* . . . offers a dynamic medium for
interpreting the written word, while exposing the intriguing tapestry of
medieval knights, sorcery and romance to an entirely new, computer
literate and mature audience.   Combining an electronic book format with
elements of a movie, *The Madness of Roland* is a pastiche of
technology, interwoven with a rich use of language, classical works of
art and contemporary images. . . . Primarily text-based, *Roland* is
creatively embellished . . . featuring QuickTime video (which lets the
Macintosh play back movies like a VCR), original film and music,
256-color graphics, . . .animation, sound effects plus character
narration performed by actors.
 
This sounds too good to be true. It is available from Compton's New
Media at 800/862-2206.  (I have no commercial interest in the product or
the company.)
 
Remembering last year that fellow SHAKSPERian Michael Best was engaged
in a multimedia Shakespeare project, I thought this item would be of
interest.
 
Mathilda Hills, University of Rhode Island

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