Honors Shakespeare Study Abroad Course to England, Summer 2019

Announcing:  Shakespeare study tour to Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 3–24 June 2019. This is an upper-division honors course offered for four English credits through St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Public Honors College at Historic St. Mary’s City. Honors students in good standing at other colleges and universities are welcome and encouraged to apply. 0?ui=2&ik=e5bc42cf0a&attid= This course consists of on-site study in Stratford-upon-Avon of the relevance of Shakespeare’s work to modern audiences. The course content is directly linked to world-class performances of Shakespeare's plays and other Renaissance dramas (typically six per trip) currently in production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, and it includes post-performance discussions with Royal Shakespeare Company actors and technical crew, a documents display with archivists from the Shakespeare Centre Library, as well as museum visits and lectures with world-renowned Shakespeare scholars.

All majors are welcome. We have a tradition of including students with diverse majors such as math, physics, history, anthropology, sociology, and economics, and we look forward to carrying on that tradition with all those interested in learning more about Shakespeare, his words, his world, and the magic that happens when actors take to the stage and breathe life into his characters.  No prerequisite coursework is required other than the successful completion of an entry-level college writing course or its equivalent.

Additional course information, alumni testimonials, and photos from prior courses can be found online at our Summer Shakespeare in Britain course web site

Application deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019.
Interested students are encouraged to contact course leaders with questions:

Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black, jcognard@smcm.edu
Dr. Andrew Cognard-Black, ajcognardblack@smcm.edu
Trip Cost:  $4,800* (includes round-trip air fare with the group from a Washington, DC area airport, RT ground transportation from the airport to Stratford-upon-Avon and for all group excursions, B & B accommodations (including breakfast daily), several group meals, museum entrances, all play tickets, all lectures and workshops, and room/board for the pre-departure meetings at St. Mary’s College, June 3–5)

*$800 for tuition not included in trip cost.  Price subject to change depending on fluctuation in the international exchange rate.