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Experience Shakespeare Live in his Home Town this Holiday Season!

In this rich ESU Travel and Learn experience, explore the language and world of Shakespeare through four Royal Shakespeare Company theater performances, lectures with eminent scholars, and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and museum visits. You will also 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. It's an unforgettable week in Shakespeare's hometown tailored for ESU members, teachers and friends.

This is a unique opportunity for ESU members, Friends of ESU and teachers. The cost of this one-week ESU Travel and Learn Abroad program is very affordable for all that's included. If you are a teacher, the ESU will provide professional development contact hours (approx. 30-40 hours) and credit and will receive a certificate of attendance. Don't miss this exciting adventure in travel to England just before the holidays!

Watch this video to learn more about the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Stratford-upon-Avon. Click here.

Featured speakers:

  • Professor Sir Stanley Wells, C.B.E., F.R.S.L., Honorary President and
    Former Chairman of the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust, 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:

A Christmas Carol
Twelfth Night
Imperium Part I
Imperium Part II 

To learn more and to register, please click here.

 

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