Watch Macbeth projected inside a pop-up book

Theatre Book - Macbeth is a fabulous pop-up book that brings 'the Scottish play' to life with miniature projection mapping.

Created by Davy and Kristin McGuire, the prototype features six pop-up pages designed like sets on a stage, with actors projected onto the paper scenery.


All technical equipment such as a battery-powered micro projector and computer, loudspeakers and mirroring devices are integrated into the cover of the book.

This creates a standalone storytelling device that mixes the formats of a book and a theatre stage.

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, music and 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.

It is supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Pervasive Media Studio Bristol, the University of Exeter and the University of Birmingham.

Davy & Kristin McGuire are British/German multidisciplinary artists, know for their idiosyncratic experiments in digital projection and storytelling. See more of their work online

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