Dr. Lisa Jennings (More Info)
Popular Shakespeare: Sex, Race and Religion on the London Stage
July 6 - August 5, 2018
English Language and Literature , Theatre
Enrich your understanding of Shakespeare and his world by studying him on-site in London. While focusing on up to four of his plays to be seen in current production on various London stages, the class will also explore the history and culture of Elizabethan England by field trips to Shakespeare's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, Westminster Abbey, the new Globe Theatre and the Tower of London (Shakespeare nearly found himself there!). Our itinerary also includes a Thames boat cruise, a walking tour of Shakespeare's London, and a visit to a pub he was known to frequent, with plenty of class time to focus on Shakespeare's treatment of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity and religion.
Composition 1 and 2, or completion of basic writing requirements as determined by the home university, or consent of the instructor.
Physical Activity Requirements:
Daily walking between 2 and 5 miles. The walking will take place primarily on the streets of London.