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ERIC Number: EJ884092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0264-6196
Horatio Audio-Describes Shakespeare's "Hamlet": Blind and Low-Vision Theatre-Goers Evaluate an Unconventional Audio Description Strategy
Udo, J. P.; Acevedo, B.; Fels, D. I.
British Journal of Visual Impairment, v28 n2 p139-156 2010
Audio description (AD) has been introduced as one solution for providing people who are blind or have low vision with access to live theatre, film and television content. However, there is little research to inform the process, user preferences and presentation style. We present a study of a single live audio-described performance of Hart House Theatre's production of "Hamlet" in Toronto, Ontario. Unlike conventional description, the AD was designed in cooperation with the creative team to fit with the production's style. The AD was written using the language and rhythmic structure (iambic pentameter) that mimicked that of Shakespeare and was delivered from Horatio's point of view. Audience reactions to the production and AD were generally positive, with people reporting that they were entertained by the play and the AD. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)