Shakespeare in Stratford & London 2019

The Shakespeare in Stratford & London study abroad program explores the summer repertorie of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Presenting Shakespeare and his contemporaries alongside modern classics and new plays, the RSC has set the gold standard for productions of Shakespeare for more than one-hundred years.

Participants will attend four productions in Stratford, each boasting its own unique, innovative approach. Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew headline this summer’s offerings. Additionally, students will see productions by two of Shakespeare’s most celebrated contemporaries, The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh and Venice Preserved by Thomas Otway.

In London, the Globe Theatre will offer us two more plays by Shakespeare, the titles of which are yet to be announced.

Lectures and post-production discussions with RSC actors and directors are organized through the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in conjunction with the University of Birmingham and Warwick University. As a special bonus, the group will participate in a directing workshop under the guidance of an RSC Associate Director.

Students will explore Shakespeare’s houses and gardens, his burial site in Holy Trinity Church, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm. A day trip to the magnificent Blenheim Palace and the City of Oxford. Visits to Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle offer participants an up-close-and-personal experience with British 16th century defense systems. While English unifies the US and the UK, there remain countless fascinating cultural differences waiting to be discovered each and every day.


Summer A 2019

On campus: May 6 – May 31
In England: June 3 – June 16


THE 4916, Theatre Research
ENG 4930, Special Topics


Estimated cost for the program is $3100. This includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in Victorian guest houses with English breakfast provided. All ground transportation to and from airport, cultural sites, theatre productions, and lectures in Stratford and London. It also includes International Health Insurance. Price does not include tuition fees ($205.57 per credit), Study Abroad fee, personal expenses, and meals other than breakfast.


For more information contact Phillip M. Church, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre. 305-348-3358 or

For more information on FIU’s Study Abroad programs, including applying for scholarships. Visit their website.