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Twelfth Night in Second Life

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Second Life (http://secondlife.com) has certainly changed since I visited last a few months ago. When I taught EDMT 592 (Virtual Worlds and Social Networking in Education) we visited a virtual model of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Globe Theater

The Metaverse Shakespeare Company (MSC)

As an aside, do I really need to write “virtual” or “model” any more when talking about Second Life (SL)? It seems redundant.

This evening I attended the premiere of the newly updated run of Twelfth Night in sLiterary’s own Globe Theatre.  The SLURL for the theatre is http://slurl.com/secondlife/sLiterary/3/10/26.

Oyama Maroon

Oyama Maroon (McVey) early for the show.

According to the coordinator for the production, Ina Centaur:

For Twelfth Night, Act 2, our three technological innovations include the usage of physics, moving automatons, and visual illusion on the virtual stage. You’ll see physics on-stage, in both built-in and scripted forms in our apple catches in Scene 3, and wilting rose motif in Scene 4 and, in the crawlspace of Scene 3, you’d see prim-based automaton actors in the form of rats!

view of the stage

View of the stage with curtain closed