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We Go Behind the Scenes of This Dazzling VR Performance of Hamlet

A team from NYU's MAGNET is combining virtual reality, motion capture and livestreaming to put a new twist on theater. Could this be the future of performance?


Imagine standing within Elsinore Castle in Denmark behind a 30-foot-tall ghost as he reveals to his son the identity of his killer. 

Shakespeare buffs will recognize the setting, from Act 1, Scene 5 of Hamlet. A project at NYU's Media and Games Network (MAGNET) aims to take us there through a live production of the scene -- translated into a virtual-reality setting. 

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