The Royal Shakespeare Company has worked with some brilliant bods at Google to bring to digital life Midsummer Night’s Dreaming, an interactive digital theatre project. This weekend, alongside a classic performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a parallel play will be acted out online, with help from Internet thespians around the world.
The complete play will be performed from the 21st – the 23rd
You can follow A Midsummre Night’s Dreaming here: https://plus.google.com/+royalshakespearecompany/posts
or take part digitally here: http://dream40.org/
There is no need to reread the play beforehand (although you can if you want to) as a video refresher is available here:
If you have time to spare you can hear the play read out in full (courtesy of Librivox)
Everything the RSC characters share and everything you share will be added to the wider event!
So if you share photos or video or words tagged #Dream40 (and it’s not naughty), they will show it there.
There are streams from +PUCK, from the public, and from all the new characters and blogs that have been created. You won’t miss a thing.
If you’re on the road and want to catch up then the stage works just as well on your phone or tablet. Or if you are a Google+ user you can also follow the cast via a shared circle.
If you miss it they will be sharing a curated timeline of events for 18 months after the show.
The show will start at 8pm on Friday 21st June.