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London Study Abroad
About the Program:
Every other Winterim semester (starting in January 2016), the theatre faculty lead a short-term study abroad opportunity to London. The program consists of one week of intensive classwork on the UW-Platteville campus and one week in London.
UWPSTUDY 3000 British Theatre
In this course, students do an in-depth study of British Theatre, from the English Renaissance to contemporary productions currently onstage in London. In the first half of this course, students study eight plays important to the development of British Theatre, as well as discuss the evolution and history of theatre performance in England. The second half of the course will be spent in London, England, visiting sites of historical importance to the development of British Theatre (such as the Globe Theatre and the Tower of London) as well as attending performances at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Sam Wanamaker, and theatres in the West End. The main objective of the course is to understand and experience the development of British Theatre, its influences, and its importance in the context of the development of dramatic literature. This course gives students a much-needed opportunity to experience important works of dramatic literature performed by world-class theatre companies.
UWPSTUDY 3000 English Period Styles for the Theatre
This course is a survey of the development of English period style from the Gothic through Victorian as foundation for theatrical expression. The first half of the course will explore the concept of period style terms of architecture, spatial design, décor, furniture, interior design and costume, and their relation to the human experience. Students will then travel to London, England to view first-hand examples of these periods in historic buildings and notable collections of decorative and human arts, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tower of London, as well as their expression on stage in theatrical performance. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to fundamentally identify each of these period styles and demonstrate an understanding of their historical and aesthetic significance.