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American Shakespeare Center: Will’s World With Outstanding Performances (4 nights)

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Program #19279RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Casual Shakespeare fans and devotees alike will delight in this unique program, filled with reminders of the rewards we reap from his works time and time again. Gain insight from scholars at the American Shakespeare Center into Shakespeare's history, humanity, language, text and stagecraft. Discuss plays, characters, themes and interpretations with directors, attend three plays under the lights at the splendid Blackfriars Playhouse and experience for yourself why Shakespeare still speaks to us, generation after generation.


• See the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's Blackfriars Playhouse and experience three plays performed under Shakespeare's original staging conditions.
• Rediscover Shakespeare and celebrate the timeless power of his language and stagecraft in behind-the-scenes experiences at the Playhouse.
• Explore the charms of your renovated historic hotel and its revitalized Shenandoah Valley city.

Program Notes

This program is for 4 nights and offers 3 performances at Blackfriars Playhouse. Another VCU Road Scholar program with American Shakespeare Company, program #19045, is for 3 nights and offers 2 performances.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Date Notes
Performances at Blackfriars Playhouse for this program include "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, and "Wittenberg" by David Davalos, a modern play with Prince Hamlet as a character.11/3/2015
For the three performances at this program, the titles for specific dates have not been announced yet, but the plays will be drawn from: "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare; "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare; "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare; and "Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1)" by William Shakespeare.

Coordinated by Virginia Commonwealth University.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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