Explore the theaters, museums, and neighborhoods of this extraordinary city and take a 3 credit English course, studying British Theater and the London Stage. This course may be used to meet English major degree requirements (Category B) or serve as an elective.
The London Stage
Explore the range of theatrical practice in contemporary London.
We will see plays in traditional late-19th century theaters as well as in contemporary and experimental spaces. We will visit the reconstructed Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a range of 19th and early 20th century playhouses, and the latest theatrical venues in London, including the three auditoriums of the Royal National Theatre. We will read and see a broad range of plays from Shakespeare, to modern classics, to a sample of the most recently written and produced plays available. Specific titles depend on the current productions in London at the time of the course, but we will see 8-9 plays as a group. The course will include backstage visits to the Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre. We will study some of the ways theatrical spaces create conditions and expectations for dramatic performance. In the role of drama critic, students will write review essays about each of the productions we see.
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