English students got the full original Shakespeare experience, as they travelled to London for a special production of one of the Bard’s most iconic plays.
Forming part of Shakespeare’s Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an indoor replica of a theatre circa 1600, so students watched Othello performed with no electricity, and even without seats!
They also received a guided tour and talk at the Globe Theatre: the other component of Shakespeare’s Globe on the South Bank of the Thames.
The two day trip to the capital allowed the group of English students the chance to soak in some further culture, with visits to the National Gallery and the British Library, along with a cruise down the Thames.
They also stayed the night at the Clink 78 hostel, which in itself is a piece of history as it used to be a courthouse which saw the trial of the punk band The Clash, amongst others.
The visit was topped off with watching a production of Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Glass Menagerie’, which shares many themes with ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.
Posted by The BSFC Blogger on 21 March 2017
Category: College Life