Shakespeare / London

London 2013

by Conny Loder

Every year, late July/early August, we go to London and retrace the tracks of the great Bard, William Shakespeare. 

We visit the Globe Theatre and several other theatres (possibly fringe theatres), participate at educational events and theatre workshops and retrace Shakespeare’s steps in London (catacombs, excavation sites, the Elizabethan red light district…). The evenings will be filled with theatre performances, the days with excursions to the National Archives and the British Library where we get our hands onto early modern maps and documents. 


London 2011

by Conny Loder

 

Like every year, the participants of the Shakespeare London Exkursion went to London and retraced the tracks of the great Bard, William Shakespeare.

We saw several productions at the famous Globe Theatre (where we were eagerly occupying the first row in the audience and thus being almost on stage rather than just watching the play), at the Old Vic (where we saw Kevin Spacey as Richard III) and at Iris Theatre/St Paul's Church (whose cast had a drink with us after the show). During the day, we participated at educational events and theatre workshops and retraced Shakespeare’s steps in London which led us into catacombs, ancient theatres ... and, let's not fotget it, the Elizabethan red light district! Ye olde London, we will be back.

 

 

Group photo with cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Group photo at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
The group studies MSS and early printed books at the Manuscript Department of the British Library
Theatre workshop: group members in action
The group studies MSS and early printed books at the Manuscript Department of the British Library