(CANCELLED) Early Fall 2021 in London: Shakespeare on Stage - London and Stratford Upon Avon

Program Dates: 
August 21, 2021 to September 18, 2021
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2021
Information Sessions: 
Friday, February 26 @ 12:00pm

Program Information


***Zoom Info Session: Friday, February 26 @ 12:00pm (Zoom link will be provided one week in advance)

This program provides students the opportunity to see Shakespeare's plays performed by the world's finest acting companies on legendary stages in London and Stratford Upon Avon.

We'll see at least two plays at the famous Globe Theater in London, and another in the West End theater district. We'll also take a two day trip to Stratford Upon Avon where we will stay in B&Bs. We'll see one or two plays performed there by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the main festival theater. What we see will depend on what's on when we are there, but there will be plenty to choose from. We'll spend some time in the classroom, of course, but many of our sessions will be outside in museums, art galleries, on walking tours of important theater districts in London and in seeing all of the Shakespeare properties in Stratford Upon Avon--from the house where he was born, to Ann Hathaway's Cottage, to Holy Trinity Church where he is buried.

This program is designed for UW undergraduates from all departments and majors. Peter Buckroyd and Bill Streitberger have more than two decades of experience in helping students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds learn to understand and appreciate Shakespeare performances on stage in London and Stratford.

There are two options available to students to enroll in this program. The first is simply to apply for admission to this 5 credit Early Fall program through UW Study Abroad. The second option is to link the Early Fall program to English 322 (The "Golden Age" of Elizabeth I), 5 credits, which will be offered in Summer Quarter A term at UW. By opting for the linked course students could earn 10 credits total for the combined experience.

Contact Information: 

Professor William Streitberger


Nancy Sisko
Associate Director - Humanities Academic Services

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