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British Theatre

See 8 plays: 6 by Shakespeare (As You Like It, Cymbeline, Henry V, Macbeth, Richard III, and Richard II starring David Tennant of Dr. Who and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and 2 new plays based on children’s/young adult literature (Peter Pan and Lord of the Flies).

Activities/tours/sights include Stonehenge, the Roman ruins and Jane Austen sites in Bath, a boat tour of the Thames, fireworks on New Year’s Eve, a tour and workshop at the Globe Theatre, a tour and workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey, the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum, the Magna Carta in the British Library, Shakespeare’s houses and tomb, and more!

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Information Sessions in September:
Friday, September 18, 12:30pm
Wednesday, September 23, 11:00am
(Both sessions in Bliss 129)


What better places to study theatre than London and Stratford-upon-Avon!  Join two TCNJ faculty experts on a memorable journey to England in Winter Session 2016. This program will present British drama in production from various time periods, including multiple plays by Shakespeare and plays adapted from novels for younger readers.  (Plays vary from year to year.  We will have a list of the productions to be visited early in the Fall 2015 semester.) Students will read and discuss six to eight plays and novels and preparation to see these texts in productions in London or Stratford-upon-Avon.  Course activities will include a day-long workshop with the pre-eminent Shakespeare company in the world (the Royal Shakespeare Company), a workshop conducted at the Globe Theatre (including a theatre tour), and stops at many significant sights in London and Stratford.  This program is an intensive one, but this immersion in London and Stratford-upon Avon will lead to what may be the most memorable learning experience of your TCNJ career!  Welcome to Britain!

Courses:

LIT 367: British Theatre (1 unit – 4 undergraduate credits)
ENGL 670: British Theatre (3 graduate credits)
(Access course syllabus here)
Dates: December 28 – January 17
Liberal Learning: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (for Liberal Learning), Visual or Performing Arts (for education majors)
English Major/Minor Requirements: Literary History (for English majors) and a 300-level English course (for English majors and minors)
Eligibility:  No Pre-Requisites, No Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions. Open to all students (including current first-year students)

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Course Description:

ghThis course will look at British drama in production from varied time periods, including multiple plays by Shakespeare and plays adapted from novels for younger readers.  Students will read and discuss six to eight plays and novels; have the opportunity to see these texts in productions in London or Stratford-upon-Avon; experience a day-long workshop with the pre-eminent Shakespeare company in the world (the Royal Shakespeare Company); tour the Globe Theatre and experience a workshop there; and tour many other London and Stratford sites.

LIT 367 will be of particular interest to students majoring in secondary education English/language arts, secondary education history/social studies, elementary or other education, English liberal arts, and journalism.  Each student will come away with a journal reflecting on multiple experiences for potential professional use.  In addition, an education major may complete the course with a lesson plan and a small bulletin board; an English liberal arts major may research and write a conference paper; students of other majors will consult the faculty about a professionally-appropriate project.

Program Directors:

2016 Program Cost: $5,070.08 for undergraduate students and $5,569.76 for graduate students

Undergraduate Students Price does not include Airfare (TBD) or theatre tickets ($425).  Airfare will be paid directly to Vista Travel by the student.

Graduate Students Price does not include Airfare (TBD) or theatre tickets ($425).  Airfare will be paid directly to Vista Travel by the student.

Program Cost Includes: 

  • Accommodations for London and Stratford-upon-Avon (shared rooms)
  • All breakfasts (where included with the hotels)
  • All admissions (with the group)
  • Ground transportation in the UK
  • Some group meals
  • International Student InsuranceRSC
  • Tuition for the course
  • CGE Application Fee

Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Airfare (to be paid by student through TCNJ’s group travel agent)
  • Theatre tickets
  • Transportation to/from Newark International Airport
  • Other meals
  • Other admissions during unscheduled time
  • Books and other required materials
  • Personal items

When paying by credit card, there is a convenience charge of 2.35% added to the final amount.

Refund, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy – Please review our policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.

Testimonials:

– Nicole Magno (English Secondary Education major)

The British Theatre course not only allowed me the rare opportunity of learning in an environment that is rich with history and culture, but also gave me the chance to experience literature in an exciting and fun way. London always had something to do or see, whether it was getting lost in numerous museums, exploring London streets to take in the beauty of the architecture or finding platform 9¾ at King’s Cross. As a student, I learned so much because I was immersed in context and captivated by how literature can come to life!

List of Learning Activities:

See eight (8) plays:

  • Shakespeare
    • As You Like It
    • Cymbeline
    • Henry V
    • Macbeth
    • Richard III
    • Richard II (starring David Tennant of Dr. Who and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
  • Two (2) new plays based on children’s/young adult literature
    • Peter Pan
    • Lord of the Flies

Activities/tours/sights include Stonehenge, the Roman ruins and Jane Austen sites in Bath, a boat tour of the Thames, fireworks on New Year’s Eve, a tour and workshop at the Globe Theatre, a tour and workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey, the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum, the Magna Carta in the British Library, Shakespeare’s houses and tomb, and more!

 

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