For those who missed this, you can hear me (a) half-fail at a #Shakespeare test, (b) speak to theshakespeareensemble.com's #WhatYouWill project & the beauty of theatre, & (c) read a Sonnet, w/ the fabulous @writtenbysalma & @LionHeartfelt, from 56mins-1hr.28 bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08l9h…
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Out the other side of the tech / dress rehearsal for #WhatYouWill from theShakespeareEnsemble.com - my heart beating fast & my head spinning; so very proud & so very humbled to see what everyone has created come together... & so very excited to share it with you all this Saturday...
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What You Will A Virtual, Site-specific Promenade around the Globe 2020.08.08 12pm, 4pm, 7pm BST All Performances Free For All or Donate What You Will everythingimmersive.com/even… #EverythingImmersive
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Show Day! Feel so very lucky to be able to say these words, after all this time. So very grateful to the Shakespeare Ensemble for all their hard work, all the pushing through when the energy was out, all the joy full creativity they've poured into #WhatYouWill Immensely proud.
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Blown away by the audience feedback from our first performance... “Performance will have this as a model for their productions for centuries to come.” Viewer from Toronto
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The 'sets' were so riveting, and the 'story' was so enticing and the characters were bewitching and beguiling! Viewer from London
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“Although it took some time to get used to the entirely new attempt, I was captivated by the characters. Traditionally, a theatregoer is passive, but here they are expected to be active. This is revolutionary in the history of theatre and the digital arts.”  Viewer from Osaka
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“We needed to be active! Avant-garde? Interesting experiences...” Viewer from Tokyo
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"Brilliant individual performances. I wanted to visit with everyone. Coming back for the shows later today, and looking forward to the website version!" Viewer from Wales
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"I felt like I was visiting a roller-coaster Shakespearean art gallery, choosing which paintings to hang on the wall every five minutes." Viewer from London

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Audience reviews from Show 2! "It was exhilarating because it really demonstrated how to think afresh about theatre post-lockdown and how we can build back better!" Viewer from England
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"Bravo! Haven't been this puzzled, intrigued, engaged in live performance in a long time. One more show tonight. My tip: follow Orsino." Viewer from England
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"Really fascinating experience!! Just finished this afternoon’s performance! Definitely one of those ones that keep you thinking long after it’s over! Just like Feste’s songs which are still going round my head! Brilliant work everyone!" Viewer from England
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"Wonderful! Innovative, active way of enjoying the theatre. Had 9 tabs open and zapping here, there, and felt more intimate to the characters than watching them on a stage performance. Thank you for giving us a whole new experience. Too excited, cannot sleep!" Viewer from Japan
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"Prismatic theatre." Viewer from the USA
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"Exquisite capture through your art of Shakespeare’s intention and of life in Pandemic. The parallels are astonishing and beautifully articulated. Thank you so much." Viewer from Wisconsin
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"Thought-provoking project with a lot of nuance and subtlety." Viewer from the USA
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"This was unique and ambitious, a total reassessment of the role of audience in the age of digital theatre. An amazing technical achievement, a fascinating insight into the distinctive style of each performer, & a new understanding of my habits as a viewer." Viewer from England
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One more show... #WhatYouWIll goes live for the final time at 7pm BST. eventbrite.com/e/what-you-wi… Tickets are Free For All - pop along for 45minutes & experience our swing into the digital arts with #Shakespeare theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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Show 3 of 3 was a biscuit. Website version coming 15th Aigust, where you can choose your own adventure as many times as you will... Until then, we collapse, in a hapoy disheveled state, & we wish you all love, happy & healthy...
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Our #WhatYouWill Re-Live the Experience launches this Saturday August 15th "This is revolutionary in the history of theatre and the digital arts..." Viewer from Osaka More details soon... meanwhile, you're welcome to wander around our Digital Exhibition: theshakespeareensemble.com/w…
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"Taking Promenade Theatre Online: 'What You Will' is the next iteration of digital theatre..." @gemmaallred reviews #WhatYouWill for @rethinkingshax #WhatYouWill: Re-Live the Experience August 15th, 2020 theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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Finishing up the bells & whistles for our #WhatYouWill website - Re-Live the Experience (in your own way) from today at 4pm BST... A #FreeForAll, #Shakespeare-based, virtual site-specific promenade - coming to your screens c/o theShakespeareEnsemble.com #immersive #interactive
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