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London: British Theatre

From race/ethnicity-blind casting to the high degree of training available to actors, British theatre is extraordinary. Students on this program will read eight plays written by British authors and see them performed live on stages in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and more cities across Britain.

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Course Description

Students will get the opportunity to study British theatre from text to the stage on a number of theatre tours, including complete workshops with master performers from the Royal Shakespeare Company and a costume demonstration with the Globe Theatre. They will also explore the historical context that surrounds the literature, both physical and sociopolitical, in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. Productions include Barrie’s Peter Pan; Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a new dramatization; Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus; Mitchell’s Hadestown; Moliere’s Tartuffe; and Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.

Program Information

Course: LIT 367 / HON 270: British Theatre

Liberal Learning: Literary, Visual, & Performing Arts; Global (meets VPA requirement for School of Education programs)

Dates: January 1 – January 19, 2019

Program Directors: Professor Michael Robertson, Professor of English, & Professor Diane Steinberg, Assistant Professor of English

Eligibility: No prerequisites and no language requirements. Open to all students in good academic standing (including current first-year students)

Program Fee: $6,624.53. Fee includes tickets and programs for eight theatre performances. See Budget Sheet and Explore Scholarship Opportunities.


  • The British Museum
  • The British Library
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The Tower of London
  • Backstage tour of the main RSC Theatre
  • Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trinity Church, and Southwark Cathedral
  • The Middle Temple Banqueting Hall
  • Workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • The Imperial War Museum
  • Shakespeare’s birthplace and other buildings associated with him
  • High Tea
  • The Globe Theatre tour and costume demonstration
  • Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, and the Greenwich Observatory
  • A boat tour of the Thames River
  • Walking Tour of Oxford
  • Performances of 8 plays in London and Stratford-Upon-Avon by professional companies


Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.

For course specific questions, please contact Michael Robertson at or Diane Steinberg at

Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.