UWPSTUDY 3000 - British Theatre and English Period Style
Winterim 2018: January 3 - 17, 2018
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Students can sign up for one of two sections of this course: UWPStudy 3000: British Theatre (3 cr.) or UWPStudy 3000: English Period Style for the Theatre (3 cr.). For both sections of this class, students will be on the UW-Platteville campus from January 3 - 8, and will then travel to London, England for the remainder of the course (January 9 - 17).
- UWPStudy 3000: British Theatre (3 cr.)
Students will do an in-depth study of British Theatre, from the English Renaissance to contemporary productions currently onstage in London. For the first half of this course (January 3 - 8), students will study 10 plays important to the development of British Theatre, as well as discuss the evolution and history of theatre performance in England.
- UWPStudy 3000: English Period Style for the Theatre (3 cr.)
This course is a survey of the development of English period style from the Gothic through Victorian as foundation for theatrical expression. The first half of this course (January 3 - 8) will explore the concept of period style terms of architecture, spatial design, décor, furniture, interior design and costume, and their relation to the human experience.
The second half of the course (January 9 - 17) will be spent in London, England, visiting sites of historical importance to the development of British Theatre (such as the Globe and the Tower of London); viewing firsthand examples of period style in historic buildings and notable collections of decorative and human art, such as the Victoria and Albert and British Museums; as well as attending performances at the National Theatre, the Royal Court and Royal Shakespeare Company, the Sam Wanamaker, and theatres in the West End.
The main objective of this course is to understand and experience the development of British Theatre, its influences, and its importance in the context of the development of dramatic literature and period styles. This course will also give students a much-needed opportunity to experience important works of dramatic literature performed by world-class theatre companies.
Who this Course is for
This is an ideal course for students interested in Shakespeare, Jacobean and contemporary British dramatic literature, English period style, British theatre history, historical and contemporary theatre architecture, contemporary British theatre design, Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre performance, and contemporary British theatre performance. This is also a course for students who enjoy a vibrant, international, urban experience. The course content and experiences will provide opportunities and exploration of a wide range of theatre and design-related topics so that undergraduate students can discover how theatre exists in and shapes their everyday lives, and how this experience may be integrated into future studies and research in their given discipline.
- Stay in a small hotel in a residential area with amenities close by and within close proximity to central London attractions and the West End Theatre District
- Experience the vibrant, cosmopolitan life of a major European city with excellent public transportation, major art collections, world-class English-speaking theatre, and epicurean examples reflecting its international population
- Explore the reconstructed theatres of Shakespeare’s England, visit and tour London’s National Theatres, wander through the vast collections of the British and Victoria and Albert Museums, and attend five plays at London’s major West End theatres
- Travel to Stratford-Upon-Avon, and go back in time, experiencing Shakespeare’s birthplace, Hall’s Croft, Harvard House, and Shakespeare’s grave
Prior to leaving for London, all participating students must attend two mandatory traveler meetings. (Dates TBA)
- The first meeting will afford the students a chance to meet each other and exchange contact information. An overview of the course will be delivered, as well as a big-picture discussion of the logistics of traveling abroad.
- The second meeting will be a general orientation session on London and the course. Topics covered will include an exploration of the map of London as well as introduction to the British culture, economy, and environment.
From January 3 - 8 (on UW-Platteville campus) students will attend four hour per day intensive courses in either British dramatic literature or English period style. This course work and discussion will set the context for our further onsite exploration of British Theatre in London (January 9 - 17).
While in London, students will be required to keep journals or sketchbooks depending on which section of the course they are enrolled in. Students are also expected to attend and fully participate in all course activities abroad.
After returning from London, participants will attend a reentry session organized by the Office of Education Abroad.
3000-level course work
Freshman and above
Minimum 2.0 GPA
One 3-credit course
A-F only, cannot be audited; must be enrolled in course for credit
Application Materials Required:
One Letter of Recommendation
A brief interview with one of the course instructors
Students will receive credit for UWPStudy 3000. This course satisfies the International Education General Education requirement. For Theatre majors and minors, both sections of this class may also be used to fulfill a Theatre Elective.
UWPStudy 3000: British Theatre
Ann Farrelly teaches in the Theatre Department at UW-Platteville and have extensive experience in teaching, directing, and performing.
UWPStudy 3000: English Period Style for the Theatre (3 cr.)
Jeffrey Strange and Sarah Strange both teach in the Theatre Department at UW-Platteville and specialize in design and theatrical style.
Housing and Meals
For the first week of the program (January 3-8) on UW-Platteville’s campus, students will need to pay out-of-pocket for housing in the designated residence hall or organize their own housing. During their time in London, students will be housed in a small hotel in a residential neighborhood.
While in London, a continental breakfast is included in the accommodations. All meals other than breakfast are out-of-pocket expenses. Hotel rooms will have small refrigerators and microwaves. Meal expenses are estimated to be approximately $50/day.
A $50 non-refundable Education Abroad application fee is due before your application can be reviewed.
The estimated program cost is $2,250*
. This includes program administration fees, 3 credits, transportation to gateway airport (Chicago O'Hare), in-country transportation, in-country accommodations, entrance to course related excursions and site visits, and international medical and accident insurance. The program fee will be charged to your PASS account in full. All regular registration and late fees will apply.
*Program cost based on 18 students
The program cost does NOT
include passport, all meals except breakfast (about $50/day), and personal spending money. Out-of-pocket costs are estimated to be approximately $500-$685. Please also keep in mind the following:
Students will have two weeks upon their acceptance to commit to the program.
- Fees may change based on final enrollment, changes in fuel prices, and exchange rates
- Fee differentials apply for non-WI/MN residents ($100) and TSI ($40)
- Veterans: Please contact the Education Abroad Office if you have have eligibility under the post-911 GI Bill or the Wisconsin GI Bill
Program fees are due IN FULL before departure.
UW-Platteville student applicants should apply for the UW-Platteville International Study Scholarship
by visiting the Education Abroad website
. Applicants must show financial need on their FAFSA to qualify. Scholarship awards will be dispersed to student's PASS account.
Students who withdraw on or after the day of commitment will be financially responsible for a $165 Education Abroad administrative fee and all non-recoverable expenses. Non-recoverable expenses include anything UW-Platteville has paid for on behalf of the participant (i.e. airfare, housing, tickets, etc.) and is unable to recover from an organization or vendor. Students who withdraw on or after the program start date will be financially responsible for the entire program fee.
Passports should be valid for at least six months after program end date (January 17, 2018).
To learn more about applying for a passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State website
. You can apply for a passport here in Platteville at the local post office. For more information, visit their website
Visas are not required for U.S. citizens to enter England. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for determining visa requirements for your country of citizenship.
For More Information Contact
Dr. Ann Farrelly