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Shakespeare: Text and Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0013  Thursday, 9 February 2006

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Date: 		Wednesday, 8 Feb 2006 18:46:15 -0700
Subject: 	Shakespeare: Text and Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, 2006

Shakespeare at Stratford
Text and Theater

Shakespeare Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
July 2-July 8, 2006
$1125 (approx.)
Shakespeare:  Text and Theatre; A Course in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

Plans are currently underway for the 2006 week-long program at the 
Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, scheduled to run from July 
2-July 8, 2006.  The course includes attendance at five Shakespearean 
plays by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre 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 Shakespeare in Performance at 
Stratford:  The Merchant of Venice, and Dr. Robert Smallwood, past 
director of the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford.) Our study of text and 
performance will be further enhanced by leading RST actors who will 
appear in the class as guest speakers and talk about their roles in the 
plays we see.

The proposed schedule of plays for the course is as follows:
Sunday 2 July - Arrive
Monday 3 July - Romeo & Juliet   7.30pm RST
Tuesday 4 July - Julius Caesar   7:30 pm RST
Wednesday 5 July - Free Night
Thursday 6 July - Henry IV Prt 1   1:15 pm Swan; Henry IV Part 2    7:15 
pm Swan a
Friday 7 July - Henry VI   Courtyard   7.30pm
Saturday 8 July - Depart

The preliminary estimated cost of $1125 includes the cost for theatre 
tickets to the five plays, fall pre- and post-performance lectures  and 
discussions, housing* for the duration of the program, all  breakfasts 
and one dinner, reading privileges at the Shakespeare  Centre Library, 
and either a voice or a makeup & wigs lesson from an  RST professional. 
  This cost does NOT include your travel to and from Stratford from the 
U.S.  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. There is a good 
chance that this cost will drop to about  $1000, as preliminary feedback 
suggests that we will surpass the 20- person limit needed to drop the 
costs to the next lower pricing  band.)   NO ONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO 
COMMIT TO ENROLLING OR TO MAKING ANY PAYMENT UNTIL ACTUAL COST has been 
determined.

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:  
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  or at her work number: 
804-743-3683.  She will keep you posted as the course takes shape and 
you can make a final decision about attending when details are finalized!

* Housing is in local Bed and Breakfast Inns; the cost quoted is for 
double-occupancy; it may be possible to request singles, but if you are 
interested in that, you will probably have to pay the full cost for the 
double-room.

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