Shakespeare in Stratford – Experience London

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The Department of English’s study abroad program — Shakespeare in Stratford — is now open for enrollment. Students interested in experiencing Shakespeare and world-class theatre in the small and vibrant town of Stratford as well as in London’s famed Globe Theatre are encouraged to apply.

Participants will live in comfortable bed and breakfasts in Stratford and have the opportunity to explore memorable sites such as Shakespeare’s home and gardens, his burial place in Holy Trinity Church and Anne Hathaway’s cottage. A day trip to Oxford offers students a chance to discover Oxford University–including some Harry Potter film sites. Participants will also enjoy excursions to Kenilworth Castle, Blenheim Palace, the charming Cotswold’s and other significant English locales.

As part of Shakespeare in Stratford, students will experience Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale and other productions presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Presenting the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, alongside modern classics and new plays, the RSC has been the gold standard for Shakespeare productions for more than a hundred years. Participants will attend several productions in Stratford as well as a production in the Globe Theater in London.

Meetings with actors, a behind the scenes look at the RSC theaters, classes and access to rare archival materials will be provided through the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, through their staff of highly knowledgeable scholars and professionals.

The program cost ($2,489) will include round-trip airfare (Miami to Heathrow), Victorian guesthouses with English breakfasts, transportation to and from airport and cultural sites, shows in Stratford and London, educational experiences and mandatory health insurance.

Program Dates:

  • On Campus: TR, May 11 – June 5, 2020
  • Abroad: June 7 – June 20, 2020

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020

The program is filling fast. For more information, contact Dr. Vernon Dickson.

Take a look at last year’s program.

Dr. Vernon Dickson contributed to this article.