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The History and Craft of Theater With Giles Ramsay

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Program #19347RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Itinerary for Jan 3 — Jan 11, 2013

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Day One: Thursday, January 03 -
In Transit: Overnight flight from North America.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, January 04 -
Arrive To: London.

Morning: Check-in at the hotel.

Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel.

Afternoon: Free time until the welcome meeting at 5:00pm in the hotel with Giles Ramsay, your course director

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, January 05 - Giles Ramsay lectures on "Early Theatre". Evenin...
Giles Ramsay lectures on "Early Theatre". Evening theatre performance.

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: 10:30am Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre. The National Theatre is a working building, producing around 20 new productions every year. Rehearsals, prop and costume-making all happen on site.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: Giles Ramsay lectures on Nineteenth Century British Theatre and the Influence of Ibsen, Strindberg and Chechov.

Dinner: Enjoy a pre-theatre dinner out in London with 19346.

Evening: Theatre performance with 19346. "In the Republic of Happiness" by Martin Crimp at the Royal Court. The Royal Court Theatre is Britain's leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. Artistic Director of the Royal Court Dominic Cooke directs the play. A family Christmas is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Uncle Bob. Who is he? Why has he come? Why does his wife stay out in the car? And what is the meaning of his long and outrageous message? All we can be sure of is that the world will never be the same again. A violent satire, In the Republic of Happiness is a provocative roll-call of contemporary obsessions.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, January 06 - Giles Ramsay on Elizabethan Cambridge Spies in dr...
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Giles Ramsay lectures on "Men of Doubful Credit" Elizabethan Espionage-the First Cambridge Spy Ring.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, January 07 - Giles Ramsay lectures on "20th century theatre".
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture: "A Romp through Twentieth Century British Theatre"

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: At leisure.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: Theatre performance. "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekov at the Vaudeville Theatre. Laughter is a great healer. This autumn Ken Stott, Anna Friel and Sam West are united together on stage for the first time in one of Anton Chekhov's undisputed masterpieces, UNCLE VANYA. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, UNCLE VANYA uniquely blends sparkling wit and earthy humour to brilliant comic effect. Vanya (Ken Stott), Yelena (Anna Friel), Astrov (Samuel West) and Sonya are all in love, with the past, with ideals and with each other. As their universe shifts around them they struggle to keep their emotions at bay in this exquisitely evoked comedy of the trials and tribulations of the human condition. Directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Christopher Oram, this new production is brought to you by the producers of ALL MY SONS and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. Anyone who has felt the whirlwind of love can't miss this first class revival of a treasured classic.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Tuesday, January 08 - Joint discussion with Giles Ramsay and, guest lec...
Joint discussion with Giles Ramsay and, guest lecturer, Nigel West on "The Psychopathology of Actors and Spies".

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Joint discussion with Giles Ramsay and, guest lecturer, Nigel West on "The Psychopathology of Actors and Spies".

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free afernoon.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Wednesday, January 09 - "How to Direct a Play and Why Bother in the First...
"How to Direct a Play and Why Bother in the First Place" . Theatre performance.

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture: "How to put on a play and why do we bother?"

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: Pre-theatre dinner out with 19346.

Evening: Theatre performance with 19346. "The Magistrate" by Arthur Wing Pinero at the National Theatre. John Lithgow takes the title role in this fast, furious, brilliantly plotted farce set in Victorian London; he is joined by Nancy Carroll, returning to the NT following her Olivier award-winning performance in After the Dance. With his louche air and a developed taste for smoking, gambling, port and women, it’s hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only fourteen. And that’s because he isn’t. Agatha his mother lopped five years from her true age and his when she married the amiable Posket. Well, when I heard the new dad was a police magistrate, I was scared. Said I to myself, “If I don’t mind my Ps and Qs, the Guv’nor – from force of habit – will fine me all my pocket-money.” The imminent arrival of Cis’ godfather sends Agatha incognito to the Hôtel des Princes to warn him of her deception. But it’s also where her son has cajoled his otherwise staid stepfather into joining him for a binge. High-spirited carousing leads to a police raid and a night of outrageous mishap as the trapped guests make desperate attempts to conceal themselves from the law and from each other. Indignities escalate at court the next day where Posket, the police magistrate, must preside.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Thursday, January 10 - Round up with a top theatre critic.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Round up by a top national theatre critic in conversation with Giles Ramsay. Followed by a talk by Nigel West on the techniques of spying.

Lunch: Excluded

Afternoon: Free time. A farewell drinks reception of Giles Ramsay's theatre programme and Nigel West's Spying programme will take place before dinner in the hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Friday, January 11 -
Depart From: London for return flights to North America.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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