UCLA Shakespeare in London and Stratford

    England: London, Stratford-upon-Avon


    Students usually elect to take two 5-unit courses. English majors may take two upper division Shakespeare courses (150A and 150B) if they have completed the 10-series at UCLA or the 10-series equivalent at another university. Non-majors can take English 90 (Shakespeare for Non-majors) or English 110 (Studies in Genre). The courses may also fulfill gender, genre and imperial distribution requirements.

    Enjoy a delightful English summer in Stratford-upon-Avon and London studying the works of William Shakespeare. During this intensive, month-long program, you will read and analyze multiple plays and you’ll see performances by the esteemed Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and at the Globe Theatre in London. You’ll also meet the actors, directors, and crew involved in these performances.

    The program is split between Statford-upon-Avon and London. Students often elect to travel to nearby cities in the UK and Europe on their days off.

    This program offers a unique opportunity to experience life in the cosmopolitan metropolis of London and the idyllic, slower-paced lifestyle of Stratford. Students have a rare chance to study the literary object as it is brought to life in performance.

    Program fee will be determined shortly. It will include registration and course fees, accommodations, program excursions and health insurance. Program fee also includes daily breakfast and lunch or dinner (M-F) while in Stratford (no meals are provided in London), transportation between Stratford and London during the program, and theater tickets for required performances. Airfare, textbooks, optional courses, other meals and optional excursions are additional.

    Art and Fine Arts, Comparative Literature, English Literature, Literature, Theater-Drama-Performing Arts and Dance, Womens Studies


Overall Rating
5.0 4 reviews
  • Best Month of My Major
    I've never spent a better month as an English major. As anyone from the casual reader to the career scholar will attest, Shakespeare is dense stuff, but this program drew out the vitality and excitement of his plays in a way that even the best lectur... view more
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    By adam1
  • Just do it!
    This trip was amazing. I would recommend it to everyone, especially those in the English major. Although Shakespeare isn't a requirement this program is completely worth your time and money. You get the chance to work closely with a professor and TA ... view more
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    By losangelesca
  • Fantastic Trip!
    One of the best experiences of my undergrad career. This is the best possibly way to study Shakespeare: seeing brilliant performances of his work. After seeing the plays, we would generally get to talk with some of the people directly involved in put... view more
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    By losangeles
  • The Shakespearience
    I loved the Shakespeare program in Stratford and London! Professor Post was so entertaining and made learning about Shakespeare easy! The shows were fabulous! This is one of the easiest classes at UCLA you will ever take and it is a blast. Our year, ... view more
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    By kelsey
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