|This play by Victor Hugo was never performed onstage but was so widely known in|
it's time that it sparked the style of Romanticism.
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|Publicity for "Such Tweet Sorrow" A good Romance isn't dead. Just tweeted|
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- Such Tweet Sorrow: The Royal Shakespeare Company completely adapted Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to be tweeted out by several actors telling the romantic play in a new and interesting way. Find it here.
- A Very Potter Musical: Wanna do a musical adaptation of your favorite movie but are afraid of getting sued? Then film your work and put it online. That's what these people did. They can't legally make any money on their work but they now have GLOBAL exposure as artists. I dare you to find anyone in a crowded room that doesn't know about the musical. Not many playwrights other than Shakespeare can say, "Oh, who's seen my play? Only the Globe!"Find it here.
- The Girl Who Cried Wolf: Okay, I'm guilty of doing a shameless plug. Last month DragynAlly asked me to write a play that would be published weekly on her blog The Dragyn's Lair for her readers. I wrote a short and sweet play called The Girl Who Cried Wolf. It was my first foray into writing a closet play and found a lot of tricks and techniques that make plays easier to be read. While I'll eventually be producing a staged production of it later next year I will always know that it's first stage was inside people's minds. Find it here.
|A Very Potter Musical. Even it's "least popular" post got over a million views. |
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So what do we take away from all of this? Well the most important thing is that playwrights don't need to wait to get a production anymore to get their work out there. If you want the World to see what you're capable of and other theatre companies to get acquainted with your work writing a play that everyone can see and costs nothing to distribute will be great!
The new form of Closet Dramas are still new so all of the rules and techniques are still being written. That means that the work that you do now will help change the face of the art form in the future. Who doesn't think that's cool.
Think I'm dead on? Think I'm way off base? Shoot me a comment below.