Scriptspeare - Glasgow Uni Team Project
Wherefore was that cry?
SEYTON. The Queen, my lord, is dead.
MACBETH. She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
As Shakespeare’s plays have been consistently performed for more than 400 years, an ocean of literature has emerged dedicated to interpretive differences of his work across multiple eras of humanity. With more films/audiobooks being produced every year, ScriptSpeare will be a centralised platform which gathers a variety of Shakespeare’s adaptations together around the original text. Scriptate’s time-stamping software group allows for a variety of different formats to be processed as valid media files (with each line in a play having its own subtitle); users can tap/click a particular line or passage to jump to that point in the accompanying recording, resulting in audiovisual analysis which is centred around the text and forces interaction with Shakespeare’s words.