Friday, April 22, 2011

Much Ado About .. Facebook?

So, there's a group performing Much Ado About Nothing on Facebook next week. I'm not quite sure what this means, although I am sure that I do not have time to follow 30 fictional characters and then watch the proceedings go by on my Wall. Still, though, it's a curious idea. Is this really a performance of the play, or is this another one of those "walk through the story with a modern twist" things that last year's mediocre Such Tweet Sorrow gave us when they promised Romeo and Juliet on Twitter?

Took a brief look at the chatter going on pre-show, and it appears to mostly be the latter. This stuff may appeal to a generation younger than mine who live and breathe Facebook status updates, but I'm just not feeling it.

1 comment:

c. laprade said...

I definately sympathise. Twitter and Facebook performances, if they are indeed "performances," seem very simplistic; a twist on reading the play itself really. I think projects like these would benefit from more exposure to multimedia. Right now, they seem to be stuck in the rut that is the status update.