Registration for the excursion 2020 is now open and closes 31 January 2020.
Late July/early August 2020 (most likely 23 July - 1 August), we’ll head to London for a week-long excursion. We will attend performances at the Globe Theatre and various fringe theatres, participate in educational events, acting and directing workshops with professional theatre companies, discuss the productions with directors and actors and retrace Shakespeare’s steps in London. The evenings will be filled with theatre performances.
Performances that have been announced so far:
Much Ado About Nothing (Globe)
Anthony and Cleopatra (Globe)
Midsummer Night's Dream (Iris Theatre)
Further performances to be announced soon.
For all excursion members it is mandatory to attend two full day meetings (weekend), which will be taking place sometime before the excursion in which we will discuss aspects of the plays and prep you for early modern documents. Date to be announced soon (free of charge).
Scheduled events in London:
5-6 theatre performances
3 theatre workshops on the scheduled performances
Actor/Director-talkbacks of scheduled performances
Visit to the British Library Manuscript Department and/or National Archives (hands-on original Early Modern documents that exist only ONCE)
Visit to the Henslowe Alleyn Archives at Dulwich College
Excavation sites of various Early Modern playhouses such as the Rose Playhouse, The Theatre, The Curtain, The Swan, The Globe; The Fortune
St Leonard’s Church at Shoreditch
Treasure hunt with Early Modern maps and documents
Visits to the sites of Early Modern life
Visits to museum exhibitions pertaining to Early Modern Times (f.ex. National Portrait Gallery, V&A, Ritblat Gallery, Museum of London)
Mudlarking at the river Thames
Teachers in Bavaria can also sign up via FIBS at www.fibs.alp.dillingen.de and have the excursion credited as professional development.