Most people are familiar with Shakespeare’s plays, but what if you could enter the worlds he created? In a corona reality, the Royal Shakespeare Company welcomed audiences into a Shakespeare-inspired universe through their computer screens. Online participants are welcomed by a host who transforms into an avatar, meets some sprites and engages in battle with a great storm. Both Puck and the sprites are played by actors wearing motion-tracking costumes. They respond live to what the audience is doing. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hybrid of gaming technology, orchestral music and theatre. The Guardian wrote about the experience:
Dream ran from 12 – 20 March 2021 via dream.online and daily reached around 7000 visitors.