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I’ve been playing NieR: Automata for a few weeks, and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. It’s incredible. But you didn’t come here for my opinion. You came here because you’re interested in what “Shakespeare with Robots” means. Before we get to the production proper, a bit of setup. NieR: Automata (there, I’ve given both pronunciations, so please don’t correct me in the comments) takes place thousands of years into the future where androids live on the moon and essentially do the bidding of the few remaining humans. Down on Earth, robots have evolved to be intelligent and they strive to become human, or at least what they’ve learned humans to be based on artifacts,primarily literature and plays.

And with that in mind, I present to you Romeos and Juliets. Enjoy the theatre.