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The Seven Ages of Man


The Royal Shakespeare Company explores the future of theatre with Magic Leap headsets in this sublime production of the “Seven Ages of Man” speech from Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Here they present a mixed reality experience using cutting-edge volumetric capture with Shakespearean actor Robert Gilbert and an original musical score by award-winning composer Jessica Curry. The line “all the world’s a stage” turns literal as users experience the play in multiple and simultaneous places.

Located at New Frontier Central

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY VR Experience

COUNTRY United Kingdom/U.S.A.

RUN TIME 5 min

EMAIL sarah.ellis@rsc.org.uk


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Artist Bio

Robert Gilbert

Robert Gilbert’s theatre work includes Blood and Gifts (National Theatre), Constellations (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in the Park, NYC), This House (Chichester Festival Theatre/West End), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Rolling Stone (Royal Exchange Theatre), and Lionboy (Complicite). His TV and film work includes Hold the Sunset, Temple, Ready Player One, Uncle, Sinbad, Gulliver’s Travels, and The Academy.

Jessica Curry

Jessica Curry is a BAFTA Award–winning composer and cofounder of games company The Chinese Room. Her work has been performed in numerous high-profile venues, including Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, and Museum of the Moving Image. The Guardian praised her “gorgeous orchestral score” for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.