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Students aged 15 or older from around the world are invited on a Theatre Tour to London, England! -Spend 10 days in the historic and cultural center of London -Participate in an acting workshops and backstage tours in London's Globe Theatre and other fa
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

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Program Description:
Let the streets, museums and theatres of London inspire you! Join us on an action-packed 10 day tour of London, learning about the theater, culture, and history of these cities. Attend four theatre performances! Theatre in London June 28 to July 8, 2012 Theatre Workshops You will participate in five 90-minute drama or musical workshops during the program. Tentative workshops include: THEATRE IN CONTEXT Learn about the historical and thematic context for a show you will see and its literary source material. After physical and vocal warm ups, engage in improvisational exercises to illustrate the impact of place and time in theatre. MAKING A SCENE Taught by a working professional from a West End theatre. Working from a scripted scene, the focus of this workshop is bringing the text to life in truthful, imaginative and specific ways. Exploring acting methods, vocal techniques and character development, participants engage in acting and improvisational exercises designed to encourage bold and creative acting choices. OPEN CALL Develop audition techniques by performing material for a West End casting director and watching a West End professional performing your material. Eight students from your class perform either a monologue or a song for constructive criticism, followed by a talkback session with a West End performer. You will gain an understanding of what is necessary to achieve the best audition. WORKSHOP AND TOUR AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE A practical introduction to performance conditions at the Globe, exploring the theatre space and its influence on playing style and language. Topics covered may include: the relationship between text and performance, how theatre is affected by cultural and social influences, and how language and form shape meaning. Theatre Performances The group will attend four professional performances in London’s popular theatres. Based on scheduling, this usually includes one Shakespeare play, one drama, and two musicals. Sightseeing in England See all the famous locations you’ve studied in history class! A double-decker bus tour will take us to places such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. We will also go on backstage studio tours, visit the Globe Theatre, head to Stratford-upon-Avon in the English countryside, see where Harry Potter was filmed, and explore 1,000 year old Warwick Castle.

Students aged 15 or older from around the world are invited on a Theatre Tour to London, England! -Spend 10 days in the historic and cultural center of London -Participate in an acting workshops and backstage tours in London's Globe Theatre and other famous West End studios -Attend 4 of London's most popular theatre performances in famous theatres -See the historical sights of London -Visit the Shakespeare Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Harry Potter film location at Oxford, and Warwick Castle

Setting Description:
Sightseeing in England See all the famous locations you’ve studied in history class! A double-decker bus tour will take us to places such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. We will also go on backstage studio tours, visit the Globe Theatre, head to Stratford-upon-Avon in the English countryside, see where Harry Potter was filmed, and explore 1,000 year old Warwick Castle.

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