Oct 19th, 2021

Shakespeare in Performance

Global Experience Program
Shakespeare in Performance
London, Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
This adventure will bring theatre to life! Students will walk in the footsteps of the great playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare. Upon arriving in England students will travel to his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and see for themselves what inspired Shakespeare's earliest literary works. Students will attend numerous theatrical performances and theatre workshops in some of the most famous theaters in the world, including the Royal Shakespeare Company Theater and Shakespeare’s own Globe Theater. Students will also tour London extensively, walking the same streets where Shakespeare created his masterpieces. Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time, and this trip allows you the opportunity to see just why!
Application Deadline
November 15, 2021
Estimated Program Fee
$4,699 - $5,799
Application Fee
$200 (non-refundable if accepted into program)
A Note on Expenses
Due to the global pandemic, certain aspects of this program may change due to facility closures, transportation restrictions, and/or governmental mandates. The program fees listed reflect the current pricing quotes and, while unlikely, are subject to change.
Shakespeare in Performance
London, Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
Travel Program Dates
May 10 - 21, 2022
Application Deadline
November 15, 2021
Program Requirements
Applicants and participants must be full-time students at High Point University in good academic standing holding at least a 2.0 GPA, and must be in good disciplinary standing.
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Course: THE 4500: Shakespeare in Performance
Course term: Spring 2022
Credits: 4
Professor: Pref. Jay Putnam, jputnam@highpoint.edu
Specific program activities in Stratford-upon-Avon include a visit to the home of Shakespeare's birth, as well as the home where his wife, Anne Hathaway, lived prior to their marriage. Participants will explore the city at their leisure and visit Shakespeare's grave at Holy Trinity Church. Also in Stratford, students will participate in a Royal Shakespeare Theater workshop!

From Stratford, students will travel to London. While in London, students will enjoy seeing Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, and Westminster Abbey, among other historical locations. Participants will attend a workshop at Shakespeare's Globe Theater - the very same theater where Shakespeare entertained the masses hundreds of years ago. Students will also partake in a workshop at the National Theater that includes backstage entry to the theater!

The remainder of the program will be spent with guided tours of London and plenty of leisure time to further explore and experience the city where Shakespeare created his greatest works.