The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0862. Wednesday, 20 August 1997.
From: Barrett Fisher <
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
If this is not of general interest, please reply to me off list:
Bethel College (MN)