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The RSC’s hi-tech Dream opens up a world of theatrical possibility

This online experiment uses live motion capture to bring the fairies and sprites of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to vivid life

The opening moments of Dream contain all the enticements of an augmented Imax experience, beamed to our laptops. The camera hovers over a forest drenched in mist, then swoops in as if entering a 3D DreamWorks movie. Our host, Puck (EM Williams), is in a real-life studio and transforms into an avatar on our screens.

Despite the futuristic feel, we are entering a Shakespearean forest and following Puck into an experiment that splices A Midsummer Night’s Dream with cutting-edge immersive and gaming technology.

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