Exploring London’s Historic and Contemporary Urban Culture

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Mr. Hatton is the Assistant Chair along with serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University, teaching courses in theatre history, race and gender through dramatic literature and dramatic theory and criticism. Mr. Hatton is the resident production stage manager for the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association and their signature musical, A Pioneer Tale. Mr. Hatton has also worked with several local companies including the Acclaim Awards as a panelist, the Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Overture Awards, Showstoppers/Belterra Casino, Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Professional Concepts and is the resident Production Manager for The Performance Gallery. Mr. Hatton is on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Cappies and is the NKU coordinator for the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Uptown Arts internship program.

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Exploring London’s Historic and Contemporary Urban Culture

Program Dates:
Dec 26, 2023 – Jan 8, 2024

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
THEA 499

Theatre , Pop Culture , History , Humanities

Course Description:
From its founding by ancient Romans to its recent waves of immigration, London has been a melting pot of diverse cultures and people. Using the city as a textbook, this class explores historic traditions and current trends in fashion, theater, architecture, decor, and cuisine. We will visit famous architectural sites, like Westminster Abbey, and delve into the superb collections of cultural artifacts at the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, while also taking walking tours in historic districts, going backstage at the Globe Theatre, browsing through street markets, and sampling ethnic cuisines. In this lower division class that may count for general studies humanities credit, you will expand your understanding of urban culture’s many facets in a uniquely stimulating way.


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