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Hamlet on SL Production Blog

Archive for the '1-1' Category

POV of a Virtual Theatre Director

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Live theatre is — by nature — temporal. Although it’s guided by the playscript, as implemented in the director’s vision, what goes on during showtime is quite often spontaneous, and in some cases filled with so many surprises of serendipity or misfortune that nothing appears like anything the director had in mind. But, the magic […]

SimulBot Beta Program Now Accepting Affiliate Sims

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

We are now accepting applicants for affiliate sims in our SimulBot Beta program.
Overview: Over a year ago, John Hurliman brought a rock band of 5 into SL, and managed to “simulSim” them on 12 sims to escape the agent limitations of a single sim in simultaneous performances across the grid. This was a benchmark for […]

Miniproduction: Live Scene 1 - Script

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Later today, I’ll post a rough promptbook adapted for this medium right about (here - unmarked and marked).
Someone pointed out that the internet sources of the text of Hamlet have “Barnardo” spelled as “Bernardo.” I have been using the Folger’s edition, which has the first folio spelling.
First Folio Hamlet Page 1
(Attached is a scan […]


Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Here are some examples  

Live Scene 1 Timeline

Monday, November 26th, 2007

December: (official) preproduction
January: production
February: Single Scene Miniproudction Play Opens!
March: (Analysis)

Act 1 Scene 1 Character Sketches

Monday, November 26th, 2007

I should probably have made these sketches available far before now, as I’m typically meticulous in details even for minor characters. I like having every character in medias reas—such that every character, however minor, has an evident backstory. I also like having long discussions over each character—but, since it seems like I most turn into […]

June, Sachi, and Leetah’s Latest Creations…

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

A few pretty things made to be seen:

Act 1 Scene 1 costume research - Marcellus

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

MARCELLUS: We don’t know much more about Marcellus than we do about Bernardo, except that he’s listed as an officer in all of the editions I have, seems to be on an equal footing with Horatio, and of high enough rank to address Hamlet as he does after Hamlet meets the Ghost in A1s5. […]

Act 1 Scene 1 costume research - Bernardo

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

In some editions, Bernardo is an officer, in some he is listed as a soldier. If he is a common soldier, then he could have the same costume as Francisco. In the text both he and Marcellus defer to Horatio’s education, although Marcellus seems to be of equal rank to Horatio when they’re […]

Act 1 Scene 1 costume research - Francisco; soldiers in general

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

SL Shakespeare Hamlet – Ada Radius 2007-09-09
Act1 scene 1 soldier costumes – Francisco, Bernardo, Marcellus
The best guess is that, regardless of the setting of the play itself, the soldiers in the cast would have been dressed, more or less, as Elizabethan era soldiers. The soldiers of the sixteenth century wore civilian dress with scarves, […]