The Shakespeare Conference: Thursday, 3 February 2005
Date: Wednesday, 2 Feb 2005 14:10:55 EST
Subject: Shakespeare in Stratford (UK), Summer Course 2005
The 2005 Shakespeare: Text and Theatre program at Stratford upon Avon is
scheduled for Monday, July 4 to Saturday, July 9, 2005 (arrive Sunday,
July 3, depart July 9 in the afternoon). I am "guesstimating" the price
this year will be no more (and probably less) than last year's tariff of
$1275. That price includes 6 nights' lodging in Bed and Breakfast
guesthouses (including breakfast), tickets for 5 plays in Stratford,
course cost, visits with RST actors, and a group cocktail hour and dinner.
The play schedule proposed is as follows (a nice mix of Shakespearean
comedies, gunpowder plot plays, and a new play in The Other Place): A
New Way to Please You (Middleton, Rowley, Philip Massinger), Midsummer
Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The American Pilot (the new play in TOP),
and Sir Thomas More (Shakespeare, Munday, Chettle). The attendance at
the plays is augmented by pre-performance lectures and post-performance
discussions presented by resident Shakespeare scholars. Our study of the
text and performance choices is further enhanced with visits by the RST
actors who come to our group as guest speakers and talk about their
roles in the plays we see.
Final cost for the program will depend on the number of participants and
the current rate of exchange. There is a minimum (and maximum) of 15
required for the course to make.
If you think you might be interested in taking part in this exciting
venture, or if you would like further information, please contact Joanne
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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