Did you grow up counting down the days until summer theatre camp? Were you repeatedly singing songs from the latest musical? Do you still do that today?
If so, we have a wonderful course for you this J-term!
Come spend three weeks in London and explore Contemporary British Theatre! You’ll get the chance to experience London’s theatre scenes and see firsthand their innovative presentation of stage performance.
In this three-credit course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the history of British theatre, the connection between politics and theatre, how race, class, and ethnicity have been historically represented on stage, and why London is one of the most celebrated theatre capitals in the world.
In-class lectures and discussions will be enhanced by stage performances and film screenings of famous works by notable writers and directors like John Osborne, Edward Bond, Caryl Churchill, and Sarah Kane. You’ll also go on field trips to get immersed in the world of theatre, including guided tours of Shakespeare’s Globe and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
“Theatre is one of the many cultural highlights of London and you will get to meet actors, go on backstage tours, learn about staging, and see some of the best plays in town!” said CIEE Global Institute – London Director, Elizabeth Terry.
Outside of academics, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the sites of London, including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, London Bridge, Borough Market, and much more. When you’re free on the weekends, you can hop on the train and spend a day in Brighton, Bath, or Edinburgh, too!
Without a doubt, Contemporary British Theatre will lead you on a path of discovery, from the wonders of theatre to the power that lies among its actors.