Explore British drama and culture by experiencing British theatre in action. We’ll attend several dramatic productions in London’s amazing West End theatre district and explore aspects of street theater. We’ll learn about staging, lighting, costuming, music, directing, art and set design while on backstage tours at such places as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio. Tentatively scheduled field trip sites designed to enrich your appreciation of the historical background and cultural setting of British theatre are Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, Westminster Abbey, Dover Castle and Hampton Court Palace.
“This class will hold strong appeal for anyone interested in watching or learning about drama. London is the epicenter of English theater in Europe and . Students interested in seeking credit for a literature/drama class will be able to take this course and broaden their experience in drama analysis.” – Dr. Mickey Wadia
NOTE: Students enrolled in this course should anticipate being assessed up to $175 additional to cover the cost of play tickets.