Where4 Art Thou @Romeo?

Royal Shakespeare Company performs tragedy on Twitter
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2010 6:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Four hundred-plus years after the first production of Romeo and Juliet, the star-cross'd lovers are playing out their tragic tale in a new medium: Twitter. The Royal Shakespeare Compan's production of Such Tweet Sorrow will play out in real time over the next 5 weeks, with six actors improvising as they go along and incorporating input from the audience, the Guardian reports.

" Jules is over and out!! Xxx, " @julietcap16 tweeted today. She's following Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and @Jess_nurse, but there's no sign of Romeo, because her 16th birthday party hasn't happened yet. "It has been very tightly scripted, but a lot could go wrong with it," the play's producer tells the Telegraph. "You can follow it moment by moment, and it is riveting, but also come in at any time and be 'in it.'" To see the cast's most recent tweets, click here.

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