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Theatre Seminar In London
About The Program
This 3 week immersion course in British theatre, including a 9 day tour in London, will expose you to distinctive theatre and other cultural experiences in order to foster a deeper appreciation of the art and business of theatre while helping you gain 3 Theatre credits: THE 365IEF
Before your immersion course, you will meet three times during Spring 2015.
Led by Professor Jeff Herrmann and Professor Bob Taylor, this program will introduce you to a diverse and historical international city and allow you to develop a broader perspective of the world. You will gain knowledge of various aspects of London culture with a focus on British theatre. You will visit British landmarks such as the West End theatre district, various museums, and historical sites of interest such as the Globe Theatre and Stratford-upon-Avon that will help you understand and appreciate western culture and British theatre history. Through exploring London you will achieve an admiration and perception of the British culture by experiencing firsthand its surroundings, culture and people.
For more information on this great opportunity, please come to an informational session on April 1, 2014 from 12-1 in the Grindstone Room in the Union.
Class Schedule (class will be held in Kleist)
May 11th - 15th: 9am - 1pm.
May 18: Depart Cleveland to London.
May 19: Arrive in London. Check-in to hotel in west London. Westminister Walking Tour, the London eye and group dinner at local pub.
May 20: West End Walking Tour. Optional matinee performance. Evening performance perhaps at the Almeida Theatre.
May 21: Performance and backstage tour at the National Theatre.
May 22: Tour through South Kensington to the Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the world's best theatre collections. Group dinner and perhaps performance at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
May 23: Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Walking tour of Stratford and performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
May 24: Entire day free.
May 25: Trip to Hampton Court Palace and evening performance perhaps at the lengendary Old Vic.
May 26: Perhaps a new musical at one of London's finest West End theatres.
May 27: Tour and performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and explore the Tate Modern.
May 28: Depart London to Cleveland.
*BW reserves the right to modify the itinerary, program dates, and fees associated with the program
**Performance titles and theatre venues will be confirmed Spring ’15.
All students participating in Theatre Seminar in London must attend the following mandatory meetings prior to departure: Tue Feb 10th 11:45-12:45
Thur March 19th 11:45-12:45
Thur April 23rd 11:45-12:45
• 7 Performances at theatres such as the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Almeida Theatre, and the National Theatre.
• Visits to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace), Hampton Court Palace, and a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
• Free time will be available for you to do your own exploring.
Earn Three Theatre Credits: 365IEF
*Note: if you go over 18 credit hours for Spring 2015 (including these 3 hours), you will be charged the overload credits fees.
Eligibile participants should have a 2.5 GPA. Students must also have a clear student conduct record. The program is open to all majors.
NOTE: You are required to attend the three mandatory meetings in spring '15.
Program Cost And Fees
Estimated Cost: *$3,500
Students are required to submit a non-refundable $300 deposit as part of their application process to reserve their space in the program. The remainder of the program fee will be added to your BW bill in spring 2015.
Based on financial need, students may be eligible for the Study Abroad grant. See Explorations for more information.
What's Included: Tuition, airfare, lodging, transportation, breakfast every day, dinner with group first day, theatre tickets and museum fees.
What's Not Included? Passport, lunch and dinners, spending money, May Term Housing (if you plan to stay in housing the first week of classes in May, you must arrange with Residence Life and pay on your own).
*Part-Time students see Explorations
**BW reserves the right to modify the itinerary, program dates, and fees associated with the program.