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Wherefore art though, @Romeo?

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Royal Shakespeare Company has teamed up with Murdlark production firm to tell the story of Romeo and Juliet over Twitter. The projects name is Such Tweet Sorrow. It will take place over five weeks and 4,000 tweets. The cast  will act out a “loosely-based version” of the original Romeo and Juliet. Such Tweet Sorrow is being improvised by a cast of six RSC actors, taking in audience responses and real events, with author Tim Wright helping out Shakespeare. The “actors” will tweet from their phone and follow a story grid, to ensure that certain events happen at a certain time. Charlotte Wakefield, 19, is playing the part of Juliet Capulet and has 1,000 followers on her Twitter account (in real life.) In preparation for her role, she has decided to get into character: “I’m nearly 20 so I would type in a more sophisticated way, but a 15-year-old in 2010 will use a lot of text speak.”

The play is available @Such_Tweet .

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63B1TO20100413?type=lifestyleMolt

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Written by laurenfoster

April 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm

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