“Such Tweet Sorrow”, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in tweets for Twitter

Channel 4 and the Royal Shakespeare Company are to join forces to produce a Twitter Version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of the new Channel 4 line-up includes “Such Tweet Sorrow”, which tells the story of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet, via Twitter, the social networking website.

The project, in association with Mudlark will go live on April 12. The intention is that the play will be tweeted, but exactly how it will all work has not been revealed yet. It’s all part of the beefing-up of Channel 4’s arts programmes that have seen their commissioning budget double to £6 million a year.

Other commissions this year will be programme following the Halle Orchestra which hopes to show the influence that classical music can have on young people, and another series, “Young Autistic and Stagestruck” which will follow nine autistic children producing their own musical.

For more on this story go to telegraph.co.uk. I for one can’t wait to see how Romeo and Juliet will be tweeted. Maybe it will bring a whole new audience to the works of the bard. We’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this so why not let us know?