Intel, The Royal Shakespeare Company And The Imaginarium Studios Collaborate On A Ground-breaking Production Of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," Incorporating The Most Cutting-edge Technology. This Unique Performance Is The Latest Example Of What's Possible When Intel Technology Meets Peoples' Passion For Telling Stories With Great Artistry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
The Royal Shakespeare Company has joined forces with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios to create a groundbreaking new production of "The Tempest," one of Shakespeare's most imaginative plays. The performance uses the latest, cutting-edge technology to bring a new experience to seasoned theatre-goers and new audiences alike. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161117006258/en/
Intel, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Imaginarium Studios collaborate on a ground-breaking production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," incorporating the most cutting-edge technology. Rendering a digital character in-real time format eliminates the need to produce it in advance and project it on stage, enhancing the spontaneous atmosphere of a live performance. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
The technology developed by The Imaginarium Studios, which is powered by Intel's processors, takes audiences on a never-seen-before journey where performance capture technology renders a digital character -- Ariel the sprite -- live on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage. This rendering of an entire digital environment -- in this case an avatar in real-time format -- eliminates the need to produce it in advance and project it on stage. At the same time, it enhances the spontaneous atmosphere of a live performance. Press kit:Intel at the Royal Shakespeare Company The technology works by capturing the actor's movements and facial expressions to ensure that the actor's full performance is translated into the digital character. It has most famously been used in films and gaming. The RSC, Intel and The Imaginarium Studios have undertaken more than a year of research to bring digital avatars to life on stage in real-time, interacting with live actors. Directed by RSC artistic director Gregory Doran, with RSC associate artist Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, and designed by RSC director of design Stephen Brimson Lewis, this partnership will see the RSC's skills at theatre-making come together with The Imaginarium's digital innovation and the expertise of Intel in pushing technical boundaries to create a production for a new generation.