Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You've never seen Shakespeare Like This (Thank Goodness!)

Under Mark Shea's pernicious influence, I've been fooling around with Xtranormal.com, the site that allows you to make movies (after a fashion) by simply typing in a script. Users type in a script and choose a setting, camera angles, background music, preset digitally created characters, and synthesized voices to act out the scene. Here, for example, is my favorite Shakespearian soliloquy from Richard III, Act V, Scene iii. The results are (ahem) slightly unconventional:

I expect to be haunted by Shakespeare's ghost for the rest of my life now.

1 comment:

K T Cat said...


pangst: (v, archaic) - the past tense of pang. "Mine wounds do pangst me sorely!"