Shakespeare meets Twitter
Last Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Professor Keri Behre’s Shakespeare class completed their final exam. And this wasn’t any ordinary exam. The students performed the third act of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On Twitter.
Yeah, we are all here. This place will work just fine, let's practice the play.#mndnetprov
— Quince Actor (@QuinceRules) June 13, 2013
The students were encouraged by Behre to make the bard’s words their own. Improv. Summarize. Translate into 21st century language. (Smartphone apps make an appearance!) The result? A clever reinterpretation of a classic text, performed in real-time with the use of social technology. We think Shakespeare would have immensely enjoyed this digital improv. And Baz Luhrmann just might be nodding in approval.
Photo: Marcel “MadJo” de Jong via Flickr, Creative Commons license