The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2714 Monday, 3 December 2001
Date: Friday, 30 Nov 2001 12:46:39 EST
Subject: Shakespeare in Stratford (UK) 2002 Course
For the last six years I have conducted this course, in which several
SHAKSPER members have participated. I am passing the course on to
Carolyn Henly, and those of you interested should contact her
announcement is included here.
Shakespeare: Text and Theatre; A Course in Stratford-Upon-Avon,
England, 16-23 June 2002
Plans are currently underway for the 2002 week-long program at the
Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The course includes
attendance at several Shakespearean plays augmented by pre-performance
lectures and post-performance discussions presented by resident
experts. (Past speakers have included: Professor Miriam Gilbert, from
the University of Iowa and author of the newly-released Shakespeare in
Performance at Stratford: The Merchant of Venice, and Dr. Robert
Smallwood, outgoing director of the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford.)
Our study of text and performance will be further enhanced by leading
RSC actors who will appear in the class as guest speakers and talk about
their roles in the plays we see.
The preliminary estimated cost of $795 includes the cost for the course,
all theatre tickets, housing (in local guesthouses) for the duration of
the program, all breakfasts, and one or two dinners, as well as any
transportation necessary for travel if the schedule includes attendance
at RSC or Globe performances in London. Final actual cost will depend
on the rate of exchange and the total number of participants. (There is
a minimum of 15 required for the course to make, but the way the program
is budgeted, the more people who enroll, the lower the per-capita cost.)
The course is tentatively scheduled to run from Sunday, June 16th
through Saturday, June 23rd. These dates will change only if, when the
RSC releases its 2002 schedule, that week turns out to be a "dark" week
in Stratford (a week in which there are no shows due to changeover of
I am in the process of establishing a relationship with a US university
so that teachers and others will be able to take the course for graduate
credit. Details forthcoming as arrangements are finalized.
NO ONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMMIT TO ENROLLING OR TO MAKING ANY PAYMENT
UNTIL FINAL DATE, COST, AND THEATRE SCHEDULE ARE PUBLISHED.
If you think you might be interested in taking part in this exciting
venture, or if you would like further information, please contact
Carolyn Henly at
or at her work number:
I will keep you posted as the course takes shape and you can make a
final decision about attending when details are finalized!
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