Curtain Call: British Drama In Action!

Dr. Mickey Wadia (More Info)

Curtain Call: British Drama In Action!

Program Dates:
December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Theatre , English Language and Literature

Course Description:
Discover the world of British theatre by attending several dramatic productions in London's amazing West End district and other locales. Delve into the origins of drama from the classical period through the medieval mystery, miracle, and morality plays. Survey drama from the Renaissance and the Georgian period to the modern era. Explore aspects of staging, lighting, costuming, music, directing, and set design through tentative backstage tours of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe on Southbank, and the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour just outside of London. Touch literary history on our day trips to such destinations as Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's hometown), Canterbury Cathedral (site of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket), Dover Castle, or Bath. Return home with a wealth of experience and knowledge about British drama and English culture. Join us on our excellent thespian adventure for a truly dramatic field trip before the final curtain call!

Students should have completed their college's basic writing requirements

Physical Activity Requirements:
In experiencing the sights and settings of London and days out of London, students can expect to walk an average of approximately 3-6 miles each day. Some days might be as much as 8-10 miles. London in December/January will be cold, so students should be prepared for wintry weather. Students are urged to apply common sense as they navigate different kinds of topography and very quickly changing weather. Students will be reminded to dress in layers and have very comfortable walking shoes.

Course Highlights:
Coming soon