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 or Richmond Shakespeare Festival production, or through productions at any of more than 70 theatres in the Shakespeare Theater Association.
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: