Such Tweet Sorrow

May 4, 2010 at 6:53 pm (art, internet) (, , , )

What do you get if you cross the bard with the bird?  A running, ‘live’ commentary of one of Shakespeare’s plays, in small 140 character chunks.  That is the purpose of Such Tweet Sorrow, sponsored by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

It is relaying the story of Romeo and Juliet with tweets from the main characters as the plot unfolds.  There are tweets from 6 actors, improvising within the storyline over a 5 week period, starting on April 10th.

A very interesting idea.  And if the Royal Opera House can do Second Life, why can’t the RSC tweet the major literary works.

Its great to see old media meeting new media.  It will be interesting to see what kind of reception it gets and if they’ll do another one.



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