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England: London - English Program (Intersession)
London, England
Program Terms: Intersession
This program is currently not accepting applications.
PROGRAM COST Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 0 (in good academic standing)
Professor(s): Dr. David Hay Internships: No
Disciplines offered: English, Literature, Theater Accomodations: Shared rooms- apartment style student housing
Prerequisite(s): None Program Advisor: Sabrina Kaiser -
Program Description:

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London English Program


Students who participate in this three-week faculty-led program will live in London. London, the theater mecca, is one of the world's most exciting and visited cities. There are numerous sites to see in this bustling city, but the real joy of London is often found in exploring the lesser-known highways and byways. London is a surprisingly green city, featuring everything from small hidden squares to large public spaces such as Victoria, Hyde, Regents, and St. James' parks.



Courses Offered: English 280- Introduction to Shakespeare OR English 420- Advanced Studies in Shakespeare

Professor: Dr. David Hay

Fulfills: These courses fulfill the LITERATURE core curriculum requirement and also fulfill English Major/Minor requirements.  There are no prerequisites for ENGL 280.  ENGL 420 has a pre-requisite of ENGL 280 or consent of the instructor.

There is no better place to study Shakespeare than on the banks of the Thames, the alleys of Eastcheap, and amidst the architecture and vistas that he knew.  Although Shakespeare's texts provide us with some of our richest literary experiences, the playwright hardly thought about publication.  The theatre was a living, money-making scheme, shaped by its location in the slums, by immediate political situations, and by the actors and patrons who entered the gates of the playhouse.  This course will teach Shakespeare as one of history's great artists - whose greatness was forged within the contingencies and pressures of the real world.  Much of that world is still there to be studied and experienced.


London, of course, is a capital of the theatre world, and the course will see plays.  While the January theatre selections have not been solidified yet, the course will typically see three or four Shakespeare productions, along with other examples of theatre, modern or from the early modern period. The tentative theater production choices for Intersession 2014 are Richard II, Henry V, and King Lear. The course will also include a tour of the Globe Theatre, important sites in Stratford, and various sites in London.  



For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.



Students will stay in shared rooms in apartment-style student housing. 



An excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace, will be arranged.  Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Stratford-upon-Avon is a haven of manicured gardens, rich architecture and riverbank trails. The numerous theaters, museums, galleries and tea shops all provide visitors with a wealth of opportunity to mix with the locals. Excursions around London will be arranged and given in the syllabus prior to the start of the program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.