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Nov 19 2009   1:59PM GMT

What technology would Shakespeare use?



Posted by: Troy Tate
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forensics
investigation
playwright
robots
Shakespeare
technology

In that realm of odd and unusual news stories, a recent story on Wired tells about a Texas A&M production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream using robot flying fairies alongside the rest of the carbon based cast. So, it seems like the classics are just that, the themes and stories also work well in today’s world. Isn’t that the definition of a classic, that it speaks to us today as effectively as it did to others in the past?

This story just made me wonder what technologies of today Shakespeare would have used in his plays.

In Hamlet, would Shakespeare have used the techniques and tools that the Ghost Hunters on Syfy use for detecting the ghost of Hamlet’s father?

In Macbeth, would the three witches have met using Cisco’s Telepresence?

Would CSI have been called in to investigate all of the deaths of King Lear’s daughters?

What technology elements or themes do you think Shakespeare would have used if he had available then what is available today?

Thanks for reading & let’s continue to be good network citizens!

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  • Labnuke99
    Maybe Shakespeare would have considered using personal ads to help Katharina find a mate in Taming of the Shrew.
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