At This ‘Tempest,’ Digital Wizardry Makes ‘Rough Magic’ – The New York Times

Here, in the birthplace of Shakespeare, theater artists and technologists are trying to reimagine stagecraft for the digital age.

Experimenting with one of Shakespeare’s greatest — and final — plays, the Royal Shakespeare Company, working with Intel and a London-based production company called the Imaginarium, has mounted a “Tempest” in which Ariel’s physical transformations are made visible with what the collaborators say is the most elaborate use of motion capture ever attempted in live theater.

It certainly is ambitious. But what makes this a good production really isn’t the technology. Read my review.

To be fair, the technology will probably work better in the filmed production, and it’s worth seeing it that way.

Source: At This ‘Tempest,’ Digital Wizardry Makes ‘Rough Magic’ – The New York Times