Facebook as a theatre writing tool

So, Facebook has lots of uses, right?  I mean, you can see how many kids that person you had a crush on in grade 7 has, or you can figure out where your friends might be by checking out their events, or, heck, you could even publicise a theatre production on there!

But I have to say, I never thought of it as a writing tool.

To set the stage…  You have several friends on Facebook, including; Hamlet, Ophelia, Horatio, Polonius, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern.

Suddenly these friends are all very busy, many status updates and other news-feed items keep appearing when you log on.  You can’t help but be enthralled.

Don’t worry though, just because these people aren’t friended by you, you can still read the news feed at McSweeny’s, the feed has been titled Hamlet (Facebook News Edition)

It’s well worth checking out, you know, for your random chuckle of the day.

My favourite news feed item is “Ophelia removed “moody princes” from her interests.”


Tip o’ the hat to J. Kelly Nestruck of Nestruck on Theatre (and the Globe and Mail’s theatre critic) – and yes, our blog names were created completely independently of each other.  I’m going with, um, great minds think alike?  (and like easy Google searches…)