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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: From Page to Stage (1-week course)

From Page to Stage
December 12-17, 2017

Course Description

Explore the language and world of Shakespeare.  Between theater (four shows at the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company), lectures with eminent scholars, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and museum visits, you will have time to explore Shakespeare's family homes, enjoy the shops and Christmas Market that make Stratford-upon-Avon a unique destination, and gain a new perspective on how Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.  

Featured speakers/panelists:

  • Professor Sir Stanley Wells, C.B.E., F.R.S.L., Honorary President and Former Chairman of the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies of the University of Birmingham, and Honorary Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Reverend Dr. Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival
  • Dr. Nick Walton, Shakespeare Courses Development Manager at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Royal Shakespeare Company cast members

Featured Royal Shakespeare Company performances:

Who should apply?

Appropriate for English, theater and history teachers of all experience levels (including pre-service and retired), and others who are eager to engage in study with world-class scholars educators in a historic setting.

Program Cost

$1,250 (based on double occupancy; add $250 for single supplement)

Program cost includes:

Five nights accommodation at local bed-and-breakfast; coach transfers from London-Heathrow to Stratford-upon-Avon (if arriving to UK on December 12); excursion and standard admission to Blenheim Palace; tickets to four Royal Shakespeare Company productions; admission to and guided tours of select Stratford-upon-Avon buildings, plus pass for up to two further visits to Shakespeare houses; three-course farewell dinner at Hall's Croft.

Deposit of $500 is required with application.  Full balance is due upon receipt of invoice, which will be sent ten weeks prior to course.

Refund Policy

Deposit is non-refundable for accepted applications.  Full balance is due upon receipt of invoice.  This course is non-refundable, barring insufficient enrollment in the course, in which case deposit will be refunded in full.  If you are not able to attend the course due to emergency circumstances, you will be refunded minus an administration fee only if there is a waitlist applicant who will be able to attend the program in your place.

Professional Development Contact Hours and Credit
This course incorporates approximately 30-40 professional contact hours.  All participants who complete the course receive a certificate of attendance, if requested.

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Application Details

  • Registration available online
  • Deadline is November 13, 2017
  • Application is non-competitive and accepted on a rolling basis
  • A deposit of $500 will be required with application
  • Balance will be due upon receipt of invoice
  • Course is limited to 30 participants.

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