Yes, dear reader, I still live. And, equally astonishing for many of you, I still write. On occasion. Really, I hope to post more in the coming days. In the meantime, Adam sent me an e-mail today that required some following up on, and I have decided to write a little bit about it.
The e-mail: Such Tweet Sorrow – a Shakespearean play performed over social media.
Over the next five weeks, six actors will be tweeting a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, largely improvised from a structured plot.
Oh, and did I mention it’s being put on by the Royal Shakespeare Company? Yeah… that kind of makes it a big deal.
Like good artists, director Roxana Silbert and the RSC actors involved have decided to embrace a new medium to find a new way to create art. To witness it on the ground floor is… frankly, exciting.
Now only time will tell if this creative use of social media will be successful, and will pave the way for future performances, but I, for one, will definitely be following it, and will give my two-cents on the whole shebang when it wraps up.
You can watch the whole thing unfold by following @such_tweet on twitter.