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Drama in Stratford and London Course Seeks Applicants

DRAMA IN STRATFORD AND LONDON COURSE SEEKS APPLICANTS:  The English Department is now seeking applications for this summer’s off-campusstudy program in Stratford and London.  English 491/591 (Drama in Stratford and London) is a three-week off-campus drama course that is offered during Summer Session (second term). The course carries three hours of credit at the 400 (undergraduate) level or the 500 (graduate) level. This year’s course will take place July 7 to July 27.

After arriving in London, we board coaches that will take us to Stratford, the small town that was home to Shakespeare and that is now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The RSC boasts the finest repertory company in Britain. We’ll see several plays by the RSC, get a behind-the-scenes look at the theaters and chats with actors, and guided tours of Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and other Stratford historic sites. We stay in local Bed-and-Breakfast hotels within walking distance of the theaters.

We return to London for two additional weeks to see seven or eight plays at venues such as the Royal National Theatre, the West End, the Donmar Warehouse and small, fringe theaters.  Offerings will include a range of genres; we’ll see the best of new plays, a musical, some comedy, a play at the New Globe Theatre, and discuss the range and effects of these productions. There will be ample time for sightseeing and personal excursions, including a long weekend with enough time to travel to Paris, Edinburgh, Dublin, Amsterdam, or other European destinations.

English 491/591 is open to students from all majors and offers 3 hours of credit; the course has no prerequisites.

The fee for the trip is $2,750.00, NOT including UT tuition, airfare, and some meals. A deposit of $750.00 is required to hold a space in the class for you, and should accompany a formal application made out to the Center for International Education.  For more information, students need to contact Professor Rob Stillman, 412 McClung Tower, rstillma@utk.edu.  Phone: (865) 974-6971.

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