Virtual Shakespeare Consortium

Posted by jerry on April 11th, 2008 — Posted in Journal, New media, Technology, Writing

The Virtual Shakespeare Consortium is a consortium of individuals and organizations dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and his culture to the Internet and beyond.


View my page on vShakespeare

Partly it’s about bringing together people from all over the world – virtually – to perform his plays in virtual worlds, like SecondLife.

Shakespeare’s sonnets are often forgotten in such ventures, but I think the richness of their imagery and of their conceits would lend themselves to creative treatment in SL, along with sonnet readings in-world.

This venture will celebrate the polyglot nature of Shakespeare’s language – he emerged after all, at a pivotal point in the development of the English language, benefiting from the three major language groups that made up English, in a context in which new words were being coined daily and entered the language with the kind of speed not seen again until the birth of the internet.

I look forward to see how this develops

Cheers
Jerry

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