Follow “Romeo and Juliet” On Twitter?
“Romeo and Juliet” is finally coming into the internet age. “Such Tweet Sorrow” is an experimental production that follows a contemporary story arc loosely based on the original tragedy, but unfolds via Twitter messages and videos posted to YouTube. The collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Mudlark, which produces mobile phone entertainment, allows the characters to tweet their improvised lines and interact with the audience over a five-week period. The cast is helped along by a prewritten storyline and diary that outlines their character’s state at any time in the story. Like the original, “Such Tweet Sorrow” opens up with the Capulets and Montagues engaged in a bitter rivalry, but organizers have no idea where or how the updated version will end. This new adventure has already begun, but you can catch up via the live timeline SuchTweetSorrow.com. [Reuters]