Theatre in England
English 252: Theater in England will be held in London from December 28, 2016 to January 8, 2017. The course is restricted to 15 students and carries four credits. Students will see approximately 20 plays.
In recent years we have seen distinguished productions such as:
Patrick Stewart and David Tennant in Hamlet
Derek Jacobi in Twelfth Night
Michael Gambon and David Bradley in Pinter's No Man's Land
Ralph Fiennes and Clare Higgins in Oedipus
Mark Rylance in Jerusalem
Eddie Redmayne in Richard II
James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors
August: Osage County
Matilda the Musical
Family Reunion, by T.S. Eliot
We always see several world premiers, and in years past have seen, David Hare's Gethsemane, Marina Carr's The Cordelia Dream, Zorro the Musical, Emma Rice's Don John, and, this year The Orphan of Zhao, sometimes referred to as “The Chinese Hamlet.”
Experiencing in London
There will be ample time to do and see much besides plays. In the past students have:
Seen free music performances at St. Martin-in-the-Field
Attend services at Westminster Abbey
Sit in the choir in the Queen's scholars' pews
Visited the cultural sites like the Royal Academy of Art, the Courtauld Institute, the London Museum, and the Museum of Natural History
Seen historical sites like the Tower, Dickens' House, Parliament, and the Inns of Court.
Students can use one of the many public transportation options to get around the city. For more suggestions about what to do in London check out the London site seeing page.
Accommodations, Travel, and Fees
We will stay at the Harlingford Hotel, 61-63 Cartwright Gardens, a couple of blocks from the British Museum and the new British Library. The fee will be $2850.00, which includes tickets to all plays and housing.
Students must obtain passports and make their own travel arrangements to and from London.
Contact Katherine Manneimer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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