UMAIE Course Number: T3923
SAU Course Equivalency: +THTR 385, Theatre in London and the UK (4 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Janice Pohl, Director of Theatre, Elmhurst College, Illinois
Tentative Dates: January 2-26, 2013. SAU Spring semester begins January 16.
Location: England (London, Stratford and Bath) & Ireland (Dublin)
Price: $5,635- $5,935 (tentative)
Explore the history and heritage of the theatre of England and the theatre of Ireland. Shakespeare, Shaw, Synge and Wilde are among the notable playwrights whose work for the stage still lives on today's stages around the world.
In this course, study ranges from Elizabethan England through Ireland's finest playwrights. Investigations include study of dramatic forms and styles, production practices and theatre in performance. Work in the course will include historical reading and research, script analysis, performance/audience experience, and critical analysis and response.
Attend a broad range of theatre in performance in London, Dublin, and Stratford. Productions at the flagship national companies (The Abbey Theatre, The Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company) will complement the productions of fringe and off-fringe companies. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the contexts of history, popular culture, and theatre business and training.
You'll travel through history, from medieval street pageants through Shakespeare and his Globe, exploring the culture which surrounds current and historic theatre practice in London's West End and South Bank, and following the quest for an Irish national theatre. Lively post-performance discussion will encourage you to make connections between the world of the theatre and culture in which it is woven, both past and present.
Priority Deadline: April 13, 2012
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall).
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 13 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.