Theatre Book

World Theatre Day is the creation of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organised to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the World Theatre Day International Message through which at the invitation of ITI, a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace. The first World Theatre Day International Message was written by Jean Cocteau (France) in 1962.

That’s why Lumen Club would like to congratulate all workers of great Theatre Industry. We wish you more useful cooperation with new media technologies and let the commerce never stands on your way to true Art.

Here’s our little gift.

‘Theatre Book – Macbeth’ is a battery powered cinematic pop-up book. The prototype book includes 6 pop-up pages designed like sets on a stage with actors projected onto the paper scenery. All technical equipment such as a micro projector and computer, batteries, loudspeakers and mirroring devices are integrated into the cover of the book in order to create a stand alone storytelling device, mixing the formats of books and theatre stages.The story is driven by the owner of the book who turns the pages and thus triggers video and sound to play out the scenes. In this prototype the story of Macbeth is being told through visuals and music/sound only.

Theatre Book is a development of The Icebook, the world‘s first projection mapped pop-up book.

Theatre book is a collaboration between Davy & Kristin McGuire, Matt Hayler and the Royal Shakespeare Company, supported by the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy.

REACT is a collaboration led by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England), Watershed and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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