Theatre in Europe, Past and Present

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May 12, 2014 - June 5, 2014
United Kingdom

$3980 (Summer tuition not included)

Department of Theatre and Dance

THR 3730-145: Early Theatre History and Literature (3 credits) 
THR 3531-145: Contemporary Theatre and Culture in Europe (3 credits)

Permission of instructors required (priority will be given to Theatre majors).

In this program, we will study theatre from its origins to the present. We will attend theatre productions at Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Court Theatre in London, London's West End, and other venues. We will visit museums (including the Louvre in Paris and V&A in London), castles and palaces (including Kenilworth Castle), cathedrals (including York Minster and Notre Dame) and other cultural sites (including Stonehenge and the Roman Baths in Bath, England). In addition, we will participate in workshops on Elizabethan acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and new play development at Royal Court Theatre. The program fulfills one course in the General Education "Religion, Myth, and Society" theme in Historical and Social Perspectives. Must be available to meet between 5:00-6:00 pm on Tuesdays during spring 2014. For more information, visit the program website at:

5:00-6:00 Tuesdays during spring semester 2014


Contact Information

Jesse Lutabingwa : Interim Director, Education Abroad : (828) 262-2046 :           

Mark Hagen : Assistant Director, Education Abroad: (828) 262-8034 :

Chanel Frisco : Assistant Director, Education Abroad: (828)262-2465 :

Donald White : Advisor, Education Abroad: (828)262-2124 :

Dawn Arnold : Program Assistant, Education Abroad : (828) 262-2125 :