Conducting Shakespeare

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  • What:
    Special Events
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  • Where:
    Seminar Room Three

SPECIAL EVENT: Join us for a unique performance experiment, in which some of the most emotional scenes from Shakespeare’s plays will be combined to form a patchwork performance, directly informed by the audience's biological response.

Four volunteers will be hooked up to bio-sensors monitoring brainwaves, heart-rate, perspiration and muscle tension. As the actors perform a scene onstage, the sensors will show the emotional response of the audience watching it – and in response to this, the ‘conductor’ of the piece will choose which scene should follow it. The performance will ‘remix’ Shakespeare across multiple plays, using technology to control the emotional arc of the performance.

Produced by Alexis Kirke and Peter Hinds, Plymouth University in collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Actors: Melanie Heslop, James Mack.

19.00 – 19.45

Please note that we will be asking for four volunteers from the audience to take part. If you are interested in being involved, please arrive at 18.30 to express your interest.
Volunteers will be hooked up to a series of bio-sensors, monitoring brainwaves, heart-rate, perspiration, and muscle tension.

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