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SL Shakespeare Company - Twelfth Night Staged
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0362  Tuesday, 24 June 2008

From:          Ina Centaur <
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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: 
http://www.secondlife.com/?u=9bc4da53885e54fbbd4bdde206b6b79f

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 
visit http://playbills.SLshakespeare.com

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