Shakespeare at Stratford/London:Text &
Performance
 
SEMESTER ShakEng1.png
 
Summer A 2014
 
 
ESTIMATED PROGRAM DATES
 
On campus:  May 12 – June 5
In England June 7 June 17
 
 
COURSES
 
ENL 4930  Special Topics In English Literature
ENG 4906  Independent Study
THE 4916  Theatre Research
ENG 5220 Major British Literary Figures: Shakespeare
 
 
CREDITS
3-9
 
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Shakespeare at Stratford/London: Text and Performance explores the summer repertoire of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Presenting the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries alongside modern classics and new plays, the RSC has set the standard for productions of Shakespeare’s plays for more than one hundred years. Participants will attend five productions, four at the Rose Theatre and Swan Theatres in Stratford, one production at the famed Globe theatre on London's South Bank and one West End show. Each performance will offer pre-show lectures conducted by eminent scholars from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in conjunction with the University of Birmingham. Featured RSC actors will join participants the morning-after for a post-production discussion in which they share personal perspectives on such production elements as the process of character development, research and the rehearsal process.
 
 
CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
Together with an in-depth study of Shakespeare's plays, participants will have the opportunity to explore Shakespeare's houses and gardens throughout Stratford-Upon-Avon, see his burial site in Holy Trinity Church, and visit Anne Hathaway's cottage and Mary Arden's farm. A day trip to Oxford offers a chance to discover Oxford University, the Ashmolean Museum and the renowned Bodleian Library. Visits to Kenilworth and Warwick castles will offer participants an up-close-and-personal experience of Britain's 16th Century defense systems. While English is the language that unifies the US and UK there remain countless fascinating cultural differences which participants will discover day by day.
 
 
INSTRUCTORS

Phillip M. Church, Associate Chair for Engagement, FIU Theatre
Carmela McIntire, Associate Professor, Department of English
 
TOTAL COST
The program cost is $3600 and includes: round-trip airfare (Miami-Heathrow), accommodtions in Victorian guest houses with breakfasts, all transportation to and from airports and cultural sites, shows in Stratford and the Globe production in London, and mandatory international health insurance.
 
Program costs DO NOT include: FIU course instructional fees ($203.59 per undergraduate credit, $441.49 per graduate credit), meals other than breakfast, any personal expenses, and $ 175 Study Abroad Fee.
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Phillip Church, Theatre, PAC 139
T: 305-348-3358  E: churchp@fiu.edu

Carmela McIntire, English, DM 451
T: 305-348-2048  E: mcintire@fiu.edu
 
Office of Study Abroad, PC 113
T: 305.348.1913   E: edabroad@fiu.edu   http://studyabroad.fiu.edu  

Inquire about scholarship opportunities