Not running in 2019
Required Courses: ENLS 258: Selling Shakespeare: London's Renaissance Marketplace and UNIV 150: Internship
Course: Selling Shakespeare: London's Renaissance Marketplace
How did Shakespeare become "Shakespeare"? For eight weeks in Summer 2018, you will earn course credit while revisiting the places where Shakespeare's works were written, sold, and performed to learn how this London author became — and still is — a household name and a global industry. In the process, we'll also explore the sites of the city's Renaissance book market more generally to see how, in the decades after the invention of mass-market print, authors, bookmakers, and merchants figured out what sold (or didn't) through trial and error.
In addition to ENLS 258 (a W2 course), you will get an internship in a field of your choosing through Arcadia University. Possible internship placements include Hampton Court, The Globe Theatre, Hatfield House, and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Those drawn to technology or management could take up positions in London's many corporations. You may also choose to be placed at one of the many museums and archives of London, like the British Library, the Victoria & Albert, or the Warburg.
Accommodations and Activities
We will be housed at Arcadia University in Bloomsbury, located in the heart of London: The British Museum is a neighbor, Covent Garden and Soho are minutes away by foot, and the government offices at Whitehall are a short walk. It is five minutes to the Tube, which gives you access to all of London. Acadia's London Center also offers lounge space, a computer lab, and support staff for assistance. Housing is also well located, and within commuting distance to all internship placements. The residences - some with flats, some dorm-style, but all with access to cooking and laundry facilities - are all in very lively and safe neighborhoods, with a wide range of amenities and easy transport links.
The streets of London will be our classroom, and at least half of each week's ENLS course will be spent walking through famous historic neighborhoods to see tourist destinations such as Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the British Library, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Fleet Street, and Spitalfields. Admission is included in your tuition package. You are also eligible to sign up for the subsidized events offered through the London Center. These are likely to include day trips outside of London and nights out to enjoy the countless entertainments of the world-class city.