This study tour counts as four lower- or upper-level English credits and fulfills the ELAW requirement for ANY STUDENT, REGARDLESS OF MAJOR who might be interested in studying Shakespeare in performance and also considering the creation of the global Shakespeare brand or ShakespeareTM.
Summer Shakespeare, “Branding Billy,” will run from 10 June–27 June 2016 with four days of pre-trip meetings on campus from 6–9 June. These pre-departure meetings will consist of discussions about the plays we’ll be seeing across the pond followed by 18 days living and studying in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, with world-renowned Shakespeare scholars and actors. In addition to viewing plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the trip also includes a visit to the Globe Theatre in London; entrance to all of the museums dedicated to Shakespeare in Stratford; hands-on experiences such as making Renaissance food at Mary Arden’s farm; a rare manuscripts session; a backstage tour; and drama workshops. The cost includes all travel by air and land, accommodations, play tickets, entrance fees, instructional fees, breakfasts, and group dinners.