Bard’s new vi­sion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By DENISE S. CAHILL

THE free Shake­speare 400 Perth Fes­ti­val will in­clude a world pre­miere when it brings the Globe Theatre to life at UWA on Satur­day.

BEVIN Creative chief ex­ec­u­tive Ben­jamin Bott, who ini­ti­ated the Shake­speare fes­ti­val with Big Sky En­ter­tain­ment, along with mar­ket­ing and digital man­ager Glen Panarese and their team, has de­vel­oped a 3D ren­der of The Globe.

Wear­ing vir­tual re­al­ity head­gear, peo­ple will be able to step in to The Globe and get a 360-de­gree ex­pe­ri­ence of the theatre.

It will be the first time Shake­speare’s The Globe Theatre has been mod­elled in 3D and pre­sented in a vir­tual re­al­ity space.

“We’ve cre­ated a high-qual­ity ren­der with full 360-de­gree in­ter­ac­tion,” Mr Panarese said.

“Im­ages will come from mul­ti­ple an­gles: the stage, the crowd and the stalls.”

The fes­ti­val marks 400 years since the death of Wil­liam Shake­speare, who will at­tend in the form of ac­tor Igor Sas and roam the grounds of UWA.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d460622

Igor Sas as Shake­speare with the 3D head­set that will make peo­ple feel like they are in The Globe.

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