Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Geeks, Tweets and Bums on Seats // How Social Media Is Shaping the Arts in Australia

Full article here // Excerpt below

By Elissa Blake

Sitting in the back row during Bell Shakespeare's King Lear, 21-year-old Hannah Suarez is softly tapping her iPhone screen. She is a tech-savvy theatre lover logged into Twitter, quietly sharing her thoughts on Shakespeare's epic tale of power, love and betrayal with her friends and followers, one or two pithy sentences at a time. Every few minutes she taps out a tweet:

This is kind of like watching Underbelly especially the scene with Regan gouging out his eyes and the blinding light flashes #KingLear

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