The Integrated Pathway in Shakespeare Studies comprises a set of Shakespeare-related courses from English, History and Theater Arts. Through these, an immersive experience with a Shakespeare-producing theater, and a capstone presentation, it will provide students with an overview of the skills needed to mount a successful production of a Shakespeare play.
The following course is required:
AND any three of following courses:
Students must act in, direct, dramaturg (research for), or manage a college, community, or professional Shakespeare production.
In most cases this will be a minimum four-week commitment, and could be fulfilled through an Earlham College, Richmond Shakespeare or Richmond Civic Theatre production. This means there will be at least two local opportunities every year. Either Shakespeare Studies faculty member Nate Eastman or Mia Khayat can supervise students' experience as appropriate.
Using connections that Eastman has established through our annual Shakespeare offerings and the Richmond Shakespeare Festival, students would also have the opportunity to work with productions:
The objective of this activity is to help students experience the ways that otherwise abstract types of Shakespeare-related knowledge get put to work in production, and consequently get leveraged to improve communities' civic, artistic and economic qualities of life.
Students could fulfill their culminating experience with: