Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shakespeare wouldn't really roll in his grave...

...even if I simultaneously wince and laugh at this take on his work, "Such Tweet Sorrow." It's a contemporary, 'live' performance of a rewritten Romeo and Juliet, produced in a partnership of Mudlark and the RSC, and taking place on Twitter. It's only just started and the story will continue to unfold over the coming weeks. Ferris Bueller has already been referenced - never a bad thing.

It's a clever idea, though there are many characters from many tales currently sending out their tweets, including Richard Castle, whose novel, Heat Wave, I just finished. It's a fun, cheesy piece of writing. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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