Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality

National Theatre uses virtual reality to get actors into character

The Telegraph

When taking on a difficult new role, actors have long turned to history books, documentaries or real-life interviews to help them swot up on their characters’ lives. As of now, those working at the National Theatre have one more trick up their sleeves: virtual reality.

The National Theatre has turned to high-tech virtual reality to help stars prepare for roles, allowing them to “live” the lives of their characters through headset.The technology was used for the first time with the cast of The Plough and the Stars, who wore virtual reality headsets to learn about the Easter Rising through a young man who lived it.