Review of Play the Knave

Authors

  • Matthew Harrison

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18274/bl.v14i1.299

Abstract

Created by students and professors at the University of California, Davis, Play the Knave offers students a chance to use motion capture to find themselves acting out Shakespeare’s plays. In a classroom setting, students’ bodies engage in a kind of digital puppetry, while tools for script-writing enable them to explore the consequences of potential cuts and revisions. If the software’s “glitchiness” interferes with the fantasy of immersion imagined by many forms of Shakespeare remediation, it also enables careful thought about Shakespeare’s difficulty.

Author Biography

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison is the Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 Professor of Shakespeare Studies at West Texas A&M University. His work explores failure, difficulty, and badness in Elizabethan poetry and theater.

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Published

2022-11-02

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Section

Digital Appropriations