London Theatre December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Application Fee: $150 if paid by September 15, 2017, $250 thereafter.
Program Base Price: $3,319
Estimated Airfare: $950 - $1,150
Dates: December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018
CCSA scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
APSU Application Fee: $30 (will be billed to student's account)
(APSU students need to complete CCSA and APSU study abroad applications)
APSU Tuition: $777 (3 credits hours. Tuition will increase in July, 2017)
(APSU students need to pay tuition in order to receive credit for the class)
Study Abroad Scholarships and Travel Grants
While Shakespeare may have been referring to life in general when he famously wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” on the CCSA London Theatre Program you will have the opportunity to experience London live!?From your home base in a four-star central London hotel, explore London’s vibrant theatre scene. As an exclusive addition to the London Theatre program, you will attend several live performances.
Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover or Stratford & Warwick.
The price of this CCSA program includes:
- accommodations in twin rooms with the occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
- local transport passes in London & Dublin
- All required program excursions
- Course-related activities and entrances
- Ground transportation for course activities
- Daily breakfast and some additional meals
- Health and emergency evacuation insurance
- Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
- Flight from London to Dublin
Optional Group Travel:
A GROUP TRAVEL OPTION through CCSA is available at additional cost and includes:
- Round-trip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated departure cities; round-trip air transportation from other cities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Round trip shuttle service between the destination/departure airport(s) and the accommodation sites.
THEATRE / ENGLISH
Curtain Call: British Drama In Action!
Discover the world of British theatre by attending several dramatic productions in London's amazing West End district and other locales. Delve into the origins of drama from the classical period through the medieval mystery, miracle, and morality plays. Survey drama from the Renaissance and the Georgian period to the modern era. Explore aspects of staging, lighting, costuming, music, directing, and set design through tentative backstage tours of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe on Southbank, and the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour just outside of London. Touch literary history on our day trips to such destinations as Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's hometown), Canterbury Cathedral (site of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket), Dover Castle, or Bath. Return home with a wealth of experience and knowledge about British drama and English culture. Join us on our excellent thespian adventure for a truly dramatic field trip before the final curtain call!
Prerequisite: students should have completed their college's basic writing requirements.
THEATRE / LIBERAL STUDIES / INTERDISCIPLINARY
The London Arts Experience: Theatre, Art, Music & Design
London, one of the most exciting cities in the world, is home to centuries of visual art, performance, design, and architecture. In this class you'll visit theatres, music venues, cemeteries, museums, and galleries. You'll see some of London's most famous sites, and explore unique places that are off the beaten path. You'll see cutting edge theatre and graffiti art, you'll hear music that ranges from classical to blues to contemporary, and you'll gain first-hand knowledge of how design, urban engineering, architecture, and the arts come together in and around the dynamic streets of London!
400 Years of Popular London Theatre
What kept audiences coming back for more? Survey 400 years of theatrical entertainment in London. Your Theatreland excursions include the Globe Theatre, a backstage tour of Drury Lane (roots to the Restoration), touring the modern Royal National Theatre complex or another facility; plus the Theatre Exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Enjoy major productions (including a musical and one classical work). Join in a day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon (birthplace of Shakespeare). There will be opportunities for other West End shows.
Theatre on Location, From Classics to Contemporary
Discover the thrilling world of London and explore English culture through professional theatre. Students will experience a diverse range of current productions from the classics to the cutting edge and will examine cultural trends and social issues through the lens of the theatre. The influence of English history will come alive as students visit theatres, museums, historic sites (e.g., Stratford on Avon, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and more), and attend 4-5 notable and dynamic theatre productions. Group discussions will be a vital part of class time in London and guests from the field will visit the class on location.
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