April 7-April 17, 2016
Study in London, Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon, England with Professors Gordon Dossett and Perviz Sawoski over Spring Break 2016 to get a first-hand look at literature and drama in England from several vantage points.
Students will get an up-close and personal experience of English drama and literature while staying in London and Bath, England. They will see The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest at the Globe Theater, a re-creation of Shakespeare’s own theatre. Students will learn acting techniques from Eunice Roberts, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and see her perform in Mousetrap, the longest-running play in London. Students also will train with coaches from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), one of England’s top acting schools.
In Bath, students will tour the eighteenth-century Royal Theatre, see a production there and work with theatre arts lecturers from Bath Spa University. The group will travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, see historical landmarks (such as Anne Hathaway’s cottage) and see a production of by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Students can attend an optional performance the American play Long Day’s Journey into Night starring esteemed British actor, Jeremy Irons at the Old Vic, one of England’s premier theatres. Through the program’s rich theatrical experiences, students will gain insight into the techniques used to train the best English actors.