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ENG592: Shakespeare in Stratford

This course is the centerpiece of the Stratford Program. Students attend performances of the plays produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace.

This course is the centerpiece of the Stratford Program. Students attend performances of the plays produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace. The reading list is designed around the offerings of the RSC. In addition to discussing the plays at the table, students explore and sometimes act out scenes in workshops offered by actors and directors at the RSC. Writing assignments are analytical in nature: close readings of the texts, director's logs about dramatic choices, and journal reflections about the texts and performances.