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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 will read seven to eight plays written by British authors and see them performed live on stages in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and more cities across Britain.

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 possibly Oxford and/or The Warwick. Proposed readings include William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, popular and traditional versions of Pinocchio, and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Program Information

Course: LIT 367 / HON 270: British Theatre

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

Dates: December 31, 2017 – January 18, 2018

Program Directors: Dr. Felicia Steele, Assistant Professor of English and Diane Steinberg, Assistant Professor of English

Eligibility: No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)

Winter 2018 Program Fee: $6,053.07 (includes tickets and programs for eight theatre performances) View Budget Sheet or Explore Scholarship Opportunities


  • The British Museum
  • The British Library
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The Tower of London
  • Backstage tour of the National Theatre
  • Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Trinity Church
  • Southwark Cathedral
  • The Middle Temple
  • Workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • The Imperial War Museum
  • Shakespeare’s birthplace, and other buildings associated with him
  • “High Tea” in Kensington Palace
  • The Globe Theatre
  • Performances of Pinocchio, The Play That Goes Wrong, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Christmas Carol, and more!


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

For course specific questions, please contact Prof. Felicia Steele at or Prof. Diane Steinberg at

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