Heads Up: Hamlet Live

3 Feb

A heads up for anyone interested in the convergence of new media and traditional theatre; you may be interested to check out Hamlet Live, an innovative and ambitious new presentation of the well known play. Audience members have the choice of either experiencing the production in the traditional manner – from a seat in the theatre – or for a lesser price, to stream the show online and in real time as it is captured by multiple camera operators.

Even the marketing of this production is cinematic in nature, with a post-apocalyptic premise guiding the design choices (I hear there may even be an aerial fight sequence), and multiple glossy trailers heralding the show. An example of one of the trailers is embedded below.

Hamlet Live has several performances left. For tickets and more information, check out the website here: www.hamletlive.com

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