365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

118. It finally happened.

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Facebook Shakespeare.

A production of Romeo and Juliet is being set contemporarily (a word I have just invented and am hoping will catch on), complete with the use of modern technology.

“”There will definitely be some Facebook status updates and page views, and lots of texting, though not to each other,” said the director. “At one point Romeo gets banished to a town with no cell service.”

It might sound weird and even silly at first, but the more I think about it, the more I really like the idea of totally embracing our technology. Usually,  modernized productions of Shakespeare make mere references to our current techno gizmos – a quick call on a cell phone, whipping out an iPod, etc. However, that’s not really modern, is it? These days, we’re always texting and instant messaging and rocking out to our mp3s. If we want to really show contemporary life, why not go all the way like this?

Of course, it kind of begs the question…what exactly were their last Facebook updates?


Written by Caroline Mincks

January 28, 2010 at 12:24 AM

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  1. You might want to take a look at the CyberClassics version of Romeo and Juliet.

    cyberfiction guru

    March 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

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