CCSA Winter 2016/17: London Theatre & Literature
APPLICATION DEADLINES: Scroll to Course Info
Priority Deadline: September 16, 2016
Final Deadline: September 30, 2016
Credit: 3 credit hours
Theatres. Concert halls. Film studios. Cultural centers. London. Few cities in the world offer the variety of live theatre and access to literary traditions. From your home base in central London, you will explore the city's vibrant theatre scene and trace the steps of some of England's world-renown writers.
Includes several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover, or Stratford & Warwick.
A GROUP FLIGHT OPTION is available at additional cost and includes:
- roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities
- roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site
The following courses are offered on this CCSA program. For more information regarding academic content of individual courses, visit our website or email faculty at the address listed below each course description.
Before applying for any course, please make note of course prerequisites, which must be completed, or waived by the course instructor, prior to the program's departure date. By combining this intensive study abroad experience with directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.
Literature / Film Studies
Harry Potter on the Page and on the Screen
Course Description: You’ve read the books and seen the movies. Now explore the process of turning novels into films and the place of the Harry Potter phenomenon in contemporary British culture.
In our course, we will discuss the film adaptations of Harry Potter while experiencing the places that inspired the books and provided unforgettable locations for the movies. We will visit Harry Potter sites in London and Oxford and tour the Harry Potter exhibit at Warner Brother Studios. Muggles and wizards welcome!
Prerequisite: For Upper Division credit, student must have completed the minimum composition requirements at his/ her home institution.
(Dr. John Alberti | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD/UD) Email
Theatre / Performance
The Bard Lives!: Experiencing Shakespeare and British Theatrical Traditions
Course Description: Four hundred years have passed, and this single actor and his plays are still the most widely read and discussed subjects around the globe. His effect on the British stage still resonates. Walk the path taken by Shakespeare in his hometown. Take a backstage tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. See firsthand the places and plays of this renowned playwright.
Explore his life and plays through productions and tours of his boyhood home in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the city that made him famous, London. While you’re there, continue a trek through some of the most famous theatres in Britain, including the National Theatre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
(Prof. Darren V. Michael | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD) Email
Theatre / ENGLISH / LITERATURE
Beyond the Footlights: Theatrical Tradition in Britain
Course Description: This course examines the rich history of theatre in Britain from the medieval to the current West End stage. We will take in several of London’s hottest shows and use them for our course text! Included will be backstage tours of British theatres, exploration of Shakespeare’s Southwark on the banks of the Thames, a walking tour of the theatre district, as well as discussions with London theatre critics.
Emphasis will be placed on the difference between British and American theatre. In addition, we will explore the rich cultural heritage of London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle. During your free time, you will have the opportunity to make your own arrangements to explore other amazing sites such as Stonehenge, Canterbury, and Hampton Court.
(Professor Scott Boyd | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD/GR) Email
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline, as priority is given to early applications.