|A virtual lecture led by D.J. Hopkins (Professor, School of Theatre, Television, and Film at SDSU).
Digital Shakespeares Lecture #3: “Immersive Shakespeares: Live Performance, Virtual Reality, and Audience Experience” considers the interrelationship of live performance and new media in immersive Shakespeare experiences, with examples drawn from live theatre (Sleep No More) and Virtual Reality (The Under Presents: Tempest). The lecture aims to address ways in which Shakespeare’s plays have been authorizing new modes of live and mediated performance for more than 100 years.
Immersive performance sparks questions about what we do with bodies, spaces, texts, and technology in the 21st century. And Shakespeare is the ideal medium for asking such questions.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Media and Performance.