Romeo and Juliet Get Their Own Twitter Pages
Romeo and Juliet, welcome to 2010. The characters from the classic Shakespeare love tragedy are now sending tweets...minus the "O Where Art Thou" lingo.
This new experiment is called Such Tweet Sorrow and each character will send tweets for five weeks based on a storyline of where they should be.
Adding an updated spin, the Montague and Capulet families despise each other ever since a fatal car accident that happened ten years ago in an English market town.
Juliet, who already has over five thousand followers, is turning 16 soon and busy planning a huge party. She tweeted on her account @julietcap16, "NEWS FLASHHH!!! I am OFFICIALLY having a party next Friday for my 16th birthday!! Wooop @jess_nurse is throwing it for me! MWAH!!"
"Our ambition is always to connect people with Shakespeare and bring actors and audiences closer together," says Michael Boyd, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. "This digital experiment... allows our actors to use mobiles to tell their stories in real time and reach people wherever they are in a global theater."