Prof. Emeritus Jennifer Low Publishes Chapter in Shakespeare and Virtual Reality


Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jennifer Low on publishing a new chapter—"'Death or Punishment by the Hands of Others’: Presence, Absence, and Virtual Reality in Red Bull Theater’s The White Devil (2019)" in Shakespeare and Virtual Reality , part of the Shakespeare and Pedagogy series from Cambridge University Press.
 
The abstract for Shakespeare and Virtual Reality, from the publication's page on Cambridge Core: 

Teaching Shakespeare through performance has a long history, and active methods of teaching and learning are a logical complement to the teaching of performance. Virtual reality ought to be the logical extension of such active learning, providing an unrivalled immersive experience of performance that overcomes historical and geographical boundaries. But what are the key advantages and disadvantages of virtual reality, especially as it pertains to Shakespeare? And more interestingly, what can Shakespeare do for VR (rather than vice versa)? This Element, the first on its topic, explores the ways that virtual reality can be used in the classroom and the ways that it might radically change how students experience and think about Shakespeare in performance.

You can watch the video abstract on Vimeo. Shakespeare and Virtual Reality can be purchased at Cambridge UP, Amazon, and other retailers.

 


 

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