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Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover Expert Insights Into London Theater

Immerse yourself in the history and practice of theater with expert Giles Ramsay during a week-long virtual course that brings London’s vibrant theater scene right into your home.
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Program No. 24172RJ
Length
5 days
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499
Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover Expert Insights Into London Theater

Immerse yourself in the history and practice of theater with expert Giles Ramsay during a week-long virtual course that brings London’s vibrant theater scene right into your home.
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Program No. 24172 RJ
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Dec 6 - Dec 10, 2021
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499
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Dec 6 - Dec 10, 2021
Starting at
499

At a Glance

Ready for learning to make a triumphant return to center stage? You can enjoy international productions, attend stimulating seminars and participate in thought-provoking discussions about the arts with leading experts and fellow theater buffs — all from the comfort of your home! Immerse yourself in the history and practice of London’s vibrant theater during a week-long virtual course with us. You’ll gain access to recordings of four live productions, discuss the arts with a leading theater critic and enjoy some much-needed virtual camaraderie along the way.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Enjoy recordings of four stimulating productions that can be viewed at your leisure during this week-long course.
  • Discuss productions with Giles Ramsay and one of London’s leading theater critics, as well as learn about the state of the arts today and visions for the future.
  • Engage in a discussion on current affairs with one of the UK’s leading political journalists, where you’ll examine today’s headlines on issues ranging from Brexit to the Monarchy.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Giles Ramsay
Giles Ramsay is an independent theater director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the founding director of the charity Developing Artists, a fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and course leader in theater at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has devised and instructed on Road Scholar programs since the early 1990's and has run theater projects in countries ranging from Kosovo to Zimbabwe.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Giles Ramsay is an independent theater director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the founding director of the charity Developing Artists, a fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and course leader in theater at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has devised and instructed on Road Scholar programs since the early 1990's and has run theater projects in countries ranging from Kosovo to Zimbabwe.
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Matt Wolf is London theater critic for the International Herald Tribune, (via the internet at nytimes.com) and London correspondent for Broadway.com. Matt spent 21 years as London arts and theater critic for the Associated Press and more than 13 years as Variety's UK critic. In 2009, he joined the judging panel of the Evening Standard Theater Awards.
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Kevin Durjun View biography
Kevin Durjun began his career in theatre arts as a radio producer and presenter. He then served as manager at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and later as membership and communications manager for the Independent Theatre Council as well as two leading off-West End theatres.
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Chris Luscombe View biography
Chris Luscombe acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company for seven years. He went on to appear at the National Theatre, the Old Vic, and in the West End. As a director, his productions at Stratford include “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” which transferred to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. His many directing credits in London include “Star Quality,” “The Madness of George III,” “Home and Beauty,” “Fascinating Aïda” (Harold Pinter-Olivier Award nomination), “The Comedy of Errors,” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Ibsen, Chekhov & Strindberg
by Michael Pennington & Stephen Unwin
State of the Nation
by Michael Billington
Shakespeare & Co.
by Stanley Wells
Aphra Behn
by Janet Todd
Will in the World
by Stephen Greenblatt
The Medieval Theatre
by Glynne Wickham
The Time Traveller’s Guide to British Theatre
by Aleks Sierra & Lia Ghilardi
A History of the Theatre
by Glynne Wickham
Creators, Conquerers and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greece
by Robin Waterfield
The Garrick Stage
by Allardyce Nicole
The 101 Greatest Plays
by Michael Billington





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