For over 400 years London has been the most important center for theatre in the English-speaking world, especially so for the production of Shakespeare’s plays. During our four week program we will read and see five productions of his plays on stage. What we will see depends on what’s on when we get there, but we will see two productions at the Globe Theatre in London, at least one in the newly remodeled Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, and the rest in London’s West End.
London and Stratford are our principal classrooms. Much of our time will be spent out on the town, seeing plays, taking backstage tours, walking the theatre districts and other sites in London and Stratford and imaginatively recreating them.
Requirements—a genuine interest in/curiosity about Shakespeare, an illustrated theatre notebook which includes essays on the plays we see and the sites we visit, and a concluding exam (format: multiple choice, short response).
Students in the program will maintain their UW residency and any financial aid eligibility already established. Credits earned will be recorded on students' UW transcripts and apply directly to UW graduation requirements.
Housing and board for students will be arranged with families in London.
Application deadline: March 1, 2013
To apply, please use the online application on the UW Study Abroad Website.