Shakespeare 400 Perth Festival: bard’s new vision at UWA Globe Theatre


Igor Sas as Shakespeare with the 3D   headset that will make people feel like they are in The Globe.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie |www.communitypix.com.au   d460622
Shakespeare 400 Perth Festival: bard’s new vision at UWA Globe Theatre
Igor Sas as Shakespeare with the 3D headset that will make people feel like they are in The Globe. Picture: Andrew Ritchie |www.communitypix.com.au d460622

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.