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A Software Query
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0862.  Wednesday, 20 August 1997.

From:           Barrett Fisher  <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Aug 1997 08:52:17 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        A Software Query

Several years ago, back when Hypercard stacks were the "cutting edge"
(and before people began "pushing the envelope"), I purchased a site
license for software called "The Theater Game," developed by Larry
Friedlander at Stanford University.  It presents the user with several
options for creating different stages with a variety of props and
several characters, some of whom can adopt different positions
(kneeling, lying, standing, etc.).  The user can then design a scene,
record it, and play it back.  While the technology is rather crude and
has some severe limitations (e.g., characters cannot exit offstage, a
problem which some of my students solved by having them fly to the
ceiling!), I did encourage students to use it for a number of years.

I have never received notice of a revision of this program (it was
published in 1990).  Have any other SHAKSPERERANS used "The Theater
Game"?  Has it been upgraded?  I might consider using it again if new
technologies (e.g., CD-ROM graphics capabilities) have been taken
advantage of.

If this is not of general interest, please reply to me off list:

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Barrett Fisher
Bethel College (MN)
 

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