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SL Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night Opens on
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0645  Thursday, 13 November 2008

[1] From:   Gabriel Egan <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 11:31:20 +0000
     Subt:   Re: SL Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night Opens on vShakespeare

[2] From:   Ina Centaur <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 00:47:27 -0800
     Suct:   SL Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night Act 1


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From:       Gabriel Egan <
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Date:       Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 11:31:20 +0000
Subject: 19.0636 SL Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night Opens on 
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0636 SL Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night Opens on 
vShakespeare

Ina Centaur announced a production of Twelfth Night in Second Life. The posting 
contained no SLURL (Second Life URL) to go straight to the performance, only 
links to web-based sites inviting one to sign up for something. (It was not 
clear just what.)

Could Ina Centaur confirm that signing up at the website identified as the 
Virtual Shakespeare Consortium (which requires handing over some rather personal 
information like date-of-birth) is the only way to attend this performance? If 
so, attendance by SHAKSPERians (or indeed Shakespearians generally) is likely to 
be thin. If I've got this wrong and one simply can 'turn up' on the day, could 
Ina pass on the SLURL to do so?

I should add that reassurances about signing up ('don't worry, we won't misuse 
your data') won't wash: people these days are rightly reluctant to give their 
valuable personal data up front, before seeing for sure that they'll get 
something in return.

Gabriel Egan

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From:       Ina Centaur <
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Date:       Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 00:47:27 -0800
Subject:    SL Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night Act 1

The SL Shakespeare Company Returns to Shakespeare with Twelfth Night: In Their 
Usual Trademarked Extravagance...

Shakespeare, Second Life: The SL Shakespeare Company (SLSC) will perform a full 
ensemble performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Act 1 in a special 
short-run advance mini-season as part of their Fall Season 2008 repertoire. 
Opening on SLSC Thursday, November 13th (following a "sneak peek" on November 
12th), the full-length Act 1 is the first part of the culmination of a summer's 
worth of rehearsal-performances in SLSC's tag-team staged reading series of 
Twelfth Night.

Maintaining their tradition of visual and theatrical extravagance, the 
mini-production also introduces the usage of multiple rotating sets, incognito 
animation preloading, global lighting and weather control to SLSC stagecraft 
technologies. Live dynamic camera control by a director fine-tunes the 
performance with a cinematic appeal, while international subtitles, the SLSC's 
"Pay as you Will" philosophy, and the play's location in the confluence of four 
island simulators of the SL Globe Theatre make the performance accessible to as 
many as possible.

Directed by Ina Centaur and Voice Directed by Enniv Zarf, the production stars 
MadameThespian Underhill, Joff Fassnacht, Prospero Frobozz, Ludo Merit, Maedin 
Tureaud, and Lorne Harlequin, and also a motley cast of "silent actors" who 
create a different variation of a background crowd each time.

Miniseason schedule (All times SLT or GMT-8):
Wednesday, Nov 12 - 11 am "sneak peek"
Thursday, Nov 13 - high noon
Friday, Nov 14 - 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 15 - 2 pm - (ticketed)*
Sunday - no show
Monday, Nov 17 - high noon

*Most of our shows at the SL Globe Theatre are free, but VIP/ticketed shows 
charge a nominal admissions fee of L$500. The smaller audience may entice.

ABOUT The Company: <<<
The SL Shakespeare Company (SLSC) is a resident-funded and resident-supported 
professional theatre company that embraces the best of what Second Life (SL) has 
to offer. Since 2007, we have been making history by providing extravagant and 
unforgettable theatrical performances on Second Life. With each show, we 
continue to shape the field by developing and releasing a new technology for 
virtual theatre on Second Life. Our vision is to make live Shakespearean theatre 
available to anyone anywhere with a computer to create new possibilities in 
entertainment, culture, and commerce for residents of a diverse, unbounded 
geosphere. Those are the side effects of our mission: to make Shakespeare cool 
again! Latest news: http://blog.SLshakespeare.com

ABOUT The SL Globe Theatre <<<
SL Globe Theatre, sLiterary is a virtual reconstruction of the Original Globe 
Theatre that historians conjecture stood in Shakespeare's days. It is 
meticulously adapted as a functioning theatre in the massively multiuser virtual 
world of Second Life. The SL Globe Theatre is the most historically accurate 
rendition of the Globe Theatre on the Internet. Its SL rendition is set in the 
confluence of 4 island simulators - thus allowing for the maximal number of 
local audience members. Web preview: http://visit.SLshakespeare.com

Drop by a free show (or a VIP-ticketed one), take photos, post to the group, and 
win! Drop by the SL Globe Theatre anytime before the show for a sneak peek of 
the sets.

SL Globe Theatre Pit entrance:
http://SLurl.com/secondlife/Shakespeare/255/255/25
SL Globe Theatre Main entrance:
http://SLurl.com/secondlife/sLiterary/23/13/23

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