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VR Retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ Coming to Oculus

One of the great new innovations in VR is The Under Presents by Tender Claws. It’s a fun time-travel mystery, a dimension-hopping adventure, and a live interactive VR show all at once. Now Tender Claws is bringing Shakespeare to the world of live VR performance. Here’s more from engadget:

Later this month, the studio will start staging an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest within The Under Presents. The play will feature a single actor who, in the play’s narrative, was supposed to play Prospero in a proper stage show. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, their in-person performance was canceled.

Interestingly, while you and a friend can buy tickets for the same time slot, there’s no guarantee the two of you will get the chance to take part in the same performance. Tender Claws plans to match each ticket holder with five to seven other audience members and a single actor. They’ll be multiple performances per hour, and the studio claims no two renditions will be the same.

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