Program Dates: July 6 - 20, 2019
+ four classes meetings before departure to the UK
Course: THEA 324/CWL 324: Theatre Today
(GE, Capstone or C1)
Approximate Travel Cost: $3,000
Includes housing, orientation program, London transportation pass, tickets to 6 plays in London plus guided tours of the Globe Theatre, the National Theatre, the Tate Britain and Tate Modern Museums. Also included two-night stay in Stratford-Upon-Avon + 4 plays and behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company and entrances to Shakespeare's Birthplace, New Place, and Hall's Croft.
Course Description: This course will examine current theatrical productions in England. Through discussion board posts and online scrutiny, students will develop the artistic and analytical skill sets needed to understand, appreciate and enjoy complex plays. Further, the class will explore standards for critical evaluation of the live theatre through lecture, discussion and analysis of online media or attendance of university-sponsored productions. Students will both attend theatre in London (The National Theatre, The Globe, The West End, The Donmar Warehouse, The Royal Court Theatre, etc.) as well as Stratford Upon Avon (The Royal Shakespeare Company). Theatrical Productions will be viewed and explored historically, contemporarily and within the artistic movements of realism, melodrama, heightened language and comedy. The student will visit culturally relevant sites and immerse themselves in a first hand understanding of English history, art, gastronomy, language, societal values and world views and how these all affect theatre that the British make. Visits will include trips to Shakespeare’s birthplace, The Globe Theatre, The National Theatre and other historically relevant sites. It will also include artistic excursions to the Tate Museum and The National Gallery. Students will develop the artistic and analytical skill sets needed to understand, appreciate, write about, and enjoy contemporary plays.
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This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Hugh O'Gorman
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Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 11, 2019