Still images taken during filming days and others used in the final videos during the Shakespeare VR project.
The Shakespeare-VR project uses virtual reality technologies to bring
students face-to-face with professional actors performing Shakespearean
soliloquies in a replica of Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Playhouse.
Directed by Shakespeare scholar and Digital Humanities specialist, Prof.
Stephen Wittek, the project combines the talents of partners from the
virtual reality production company Stitchbridge, the Eberly Center for
Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, the CMU Center for
Digital Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Research, and Publishing (DSHARP),
and the American Shakespeare Center. In addition to providing an
exciting, immersive introduction to the spaces Shakespeare had in mind
when he composed his plays, the project makes an important contribution
to the growing body of research on virtual reality in humanities
education. Shooting at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia
took place in November, 2018. The virtual reality experiences include
scenes from Hamlet (1.2, 2.2, 3.1 & 5.1), and a virtual tour of the
ASC Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA.