Fulfills Distribution Requirement III: Arts & Letters
London is one of the most exciting theater centers in the world, and the focus of this course will be on live performance. We will attend theatrical productions approximately three times a week, seeing a wide range of plays produced by companies such as the Royal National, the Royal Court, and the Royal Shakespeare, and staged in spaces such as those as well as in the West End (London's equivalent of Broadway) and in Fringe Theaters (what would be off-Broadway in New York City). Tickets will be arranged in advance. Readings for the class will consist of responses to the plays and productions. The class may also participate in field trips to other sites of theatrical interest, such as London's Theater Museum and the reconstructed Shakespeare Globe Theater.