Students in LIT 367, British Theatre, will read seven to eight plays written by British authors and see performances of them in theatres in London and Stratford-upon-Avon (or in additional cities as appropriate).
In addition to learning about what makes British theatre so extraordinary (race/ethnicity-blind casting and the degree of training available to actors, for example), students will also explore the British Museum, the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral, the Middle Temple, the Imperial War Museum, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and other buildings associated with him. Students will have “High Tea” in Kensington Palace. In addition, students will also take a number of theatre tours and complete workshops with master performers from the Royal Shakespeare Company and participate in a costume demonstration with the Globe Theatre.
Locations: London and Stratford-upon-Avon; possible excursions to Oxford and Warwick
Proposed Readings: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, popular and traditional versions of Pinocchio, and Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol
Course: LIT 367/HON 270 British Theatre
Liberal Learning: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts and Global (meets VPA requirement for School of Education programs)
Dates: Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 18, 2018
Program Directors: Felicia Steele, Assistant Professor of English and Diane Steinberg, Assistant Professor of English
Eligibility: No prerequisites, language requirements, or GPA restrictions. Open to all students (including current first-year students).
Winter 2018 Program Fee: TBD (Winter 2017 fee: $5,796.09)
Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-771-2596.
Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.