The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0362 Tuesday, 24 June 2008
From: Ina Centaur <
Date: Friday, 20 Jun 2008 18:44:14 -0700
Subject: SL Shakespeare Company - Twelfth Night Staged Reading Series
FYI, this is a play announcement for Twelfth Night, produced in the open-ended
virtual world of Second Life. Live Shakespearean theatre available anywhere to
anyone with a modern PC. For those without a Second Life account, they may sign
up for a free account here:
Of shipwrecked twins separated in a foreign land, love triangles mixed with
identity confusion, and girl masquerading as guy falling in love with her
noble... The SL Shakespeare Company takes a brief hiatus from Hamlet to pursue a
full length performance of Twelfth Night-broken down into "bite-size" chunks in
a series of full-costume staged readings. The production will be performed by a
moving cast, and audience members from the last week who wish to enlist would
have the possible chance to make the cast.
According to director Enniv Zarf, "This production is an experimental way of
performing Shakespeare. But hey we are in Second Life. If we can't try it here,
where else could we possibly try this." Ina Centaur, Artistic Director, tells of
the visual differences in this production, "The SL Shakespeare Company is known
for our unlimited extravagance in visual adornments and animations. Because it
is a staged reading, the overall look of this particular production will be
distinctly different. The outfits will be grayscale to emphasize that this is a
staged reading, and because we have a possible shifting cast with the same
person playing multiple characters on the staged reading stage, we may use
scripted changing sculpted masks."
The performances are from June 20 to July 20, an Act a week, every Fridays at 7
PM, Saturdays at 11 AM, and Sundays as 3 PM.
The SL Shakespeare Company is the premier professional Shakespeare performance
troupe in the virtual world of Second Life. The Company performs in a
meticulously accurate replica of the Globe Theatre
(http://visit.SLshakespeare.com). Since 2007, it has continued to provide
immersive live Shakespearean theatre accessible to anyone anywhere in the world
with a high speed Internet connection.
For more details on this and other SL Shakespeare Company productions, please
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook,
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