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Studying Theater in Edinburgh

Term To Study: Summer 2016
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,800.00
Program Locations: Edinburgh, Scotland
Contact Phone: 2122295100
Contact Name: Study Abroad Office
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What is Included: Housing, some meals, excursions, performance tickets.
What is not Included: Airfare, some meals, visa (if required), travel insurance, and required vaccinations.
Program Description

Studying Theater in Edinburgh

Dates: August 5 - August 19

Summer (2 weeks), 3 credits

See contemporary theater, cutting-edge dance, classical music, art exhibitions, and book fairs in Scotland. Experience Edinburgh and the surrounding breath-taking landscape and culture through travel and art.

At the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival, founded in 1947, more than 17,000 performers come to Scotland from some of the most important companies worldwide, and stage their work in 300 venues!

In this two-week summer course, students immerse themselves in the annual Theater and Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, attend performances and, time permitting, tour the Scottish Highlands. Seminar discussions trace the historical lineage of the festival, including Greek religious celebrations, medieval pageant plays, Elizabethan and Restoration theatrical events, the twentieth-century avant garde and contemporary world theater. Students will read plays and critical texts with the option of working on a classical monologue and/or a piece of creative writing. Students will also keep a detailed journal including responses to required and suggested readings and discussions; write their own reviews and personal impressions of performances; document their research on their classical monologues and/or creative writing; and keep notes about the historic and cultural sites that we visit. 2.5 minimum GPA required. This course is three credits and fulfills a LINA requirement.

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Capital: London
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