Theatre Book Macbeth
Theatre Book - Macbeth is a battery powered cinematic pop-up book. The 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 pico projector and micro computer, batteries, loudspeakers and mirroring devices are integrated into the cover of the book in order to create a stand alone story telling devise 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 a vignetted 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.
The project has been funded with a REACT Prototype Award. Supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Pervasive Media Studio Bristol, the University of Exeter and the University of Birmingham.