A world elsewhere : virtual reality, motion capture and early modern theatre
Delbridge, Matthew & Tompkins, Joanne (2010) A world elsewhere : virtual reality, motion capture and early modern theatre. In Shakespeare's Spaces, 28-29 August 2010, University of Tasmania, Hobart. (Unpublished)
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This paper investigates virtual reality representations of the 1599 Boar’s Head Theatre and the Rose Theatre, two renaissance places and spaces. These models become a “world elsewhere” in that they represent virtual recreations of these venues in as much detail as possible. The models are based on accurate archeological and theatre historical records and are easy to navigate particularly for current use. This paper demonstrates the ways in which these models can be instructive for reading theatre today. More importantly we introduce human figures onto the stage via motion capture which allows us to explore the potential between space, actor and environment. This facilitates a new way of thinking about early modern playwrights’ “attitudes to locality and localities large and small”. These venues are thus activated to intersect productively with early modern studies so that the paper can test the historical and contemporary limits of such research.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||Virtual Reality, Motion Capture, Shakespeare Studies|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Matthew Delbridge|
|Deposited On:||21 Sep 2010 00:29|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 17:54|
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