|Dates||January 2-18, 2014|
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International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the participant.
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with a cumulative GPA of 2.25, including students who do not attend George Mason University and members of the general public who are 18 years of age or older.
3 semester credits in ENGH 202, ENGH 309, THR 101, THR 497, or Honors 122
3 semester credits in ENGH 513
Stratford-Upon-Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace; tours of the Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre; and workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre
Syllabus available upon request
London: Theatre Tour
This Winter Break, make the world your stage by studying abroad for two weeks in London!
The Globe Theatre
Led by Rick Davis, Professor of Theater at George Mason University, this study abroad program has been one of CGE's most popular for nine years running! Besides being open to non-Mason students, this program is open to members of the general public who are 18 years of age or older.
Participants will see 8 shows, ranging from fringe productions to West End productions. Last year, the plays included:
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Merry Wives of Windsor
The Dark Earth and the Light Sky
One Man, Two Guvnors
A distinguishing component of this program are the worshops that students will attend. These are interactive workshops that are conducted by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre.
2009 Program Participants Outside of Buckingham Palace
Don't miss this rare opportunity to earn English or Theater credits abroad while immersing yourself for two weeks in the theatre-goer's dream that is London!
Rick Davis is the Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center and Professor of Theater. He teaches courses in directing, dramatic literature, and theater history. Rick has directed widely in the professional theater and opera worlds at such venues as Center Stage, the Kennedy Center, Unseam'd Shakespeare, Delaware Theatre Company, Players Theatre Columbus; American Ibsen Theater, Opera Idaho, Lake George Opera, the IN Series, and many others, as well as directing dozens of productions in college and university theaters.
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in London for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from London for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
The Center for Global Education Program Fee includes:
- 8 performances
- Some meals
- Pre-departure orientation
- Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. If you are not a George Mason university student check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
How to Apply
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.