Thursday, February 12, 2009

Twitter Of The Shrew

Don’t miss Twitter Of The Shrew this weekend! 

Spanning 19 Twitter accounts and presented over 12 days (one scene daily), Twitter of the Shrew attempts to live up to Shakespeare’s “Brevity is the soul of wit” proverb, by condensing the play’s iambic pentameter dialogue down to updates of 140 characters or less.

The poor author of the article doesn’t seem to get the meta-culture value of the project.  He says, “I don’t see a classical play functioning too well in this form.”  No kidding.  I think that’s part of the reason they didn’t choose Lear or something, they chose a play about relationships and gossip and stereotypes, exactly paralleling the Twitterverse.

1 comment:

Irene L. Pynn said...

Thanks for the mention! :) It will be a fun experiment, that's for certain. Let us know what you think!