Fulfills Distributional Course in Arts & Letters
Penn-in-London June 25-July 29, 2005
London is one of the most exciting theatre 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 Theatres (what would be off-Broadway in New York City). Tickets will be arranged in advance. The format for the class will consist primarily of discussions of our theatre-going; once each week the conversation will be led by Michael Billington, the distinguished theatre critic for the Guardian. Readings for the class will consist of responses to plays and productions. The class may also participate in field trips to other sites of theatrical interest, such as London's Theatre Museum, the reconstructed Shakespeare Globe Theatre, and Stratford-on-Avon and the National.
Note: fulfills sector VI of the English Major.