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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Summer 2009

E s678SB • Shakespeare at Winedale

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Course Description

Please refer to the course schedule for course days, time, room location, prerequisites and possible cross-listings:

Program Dates: Independent study May 9th-June 5th, at Winedale on June 6th, to Washington D.C. on August 16th, and return August 25th.

Shakespeare at Winedale is a course dedicated to the study of Shakespeare's plays through performance. This course offers an educational and theatrical experience of great intensity, as well as a unique opportunity for group interaction and self-exploration, to students from any discipline. The program is open to students of all majors. The first part of the course (four weeks) is an individual study, correspondence, conference course (E f678SA) preparing the student through reading of the texts, source materials, scholarship, and criticism. The second part of the course (E s678SB) is taken in residence at the 250-acre University of Texas Winedale Historical Center, near Round Top, Texas. For nine weeks, students study Shakespeare 15-18 hours a day, seven days a week, in the 1880 Theatre Barn. The summer concludes with 24 public performances of the plays studied, followed by a 9-day trip to the Washington D.C. area to study and perform on a variety of stages, including the Blackfriars Theatre at the American Shakespeare Center.

Costs: Students pay the usual tuition and fee costs for six hours credit. Each student also pays for expenses associated with the tour at the end of the summer ($1,200).

Selection: Students are selected after interviews with Professor Loehlin. Special consideration is given to students who have never performed, though students with previous theatre experience are also welcomed.

Applying: To apply, (1) fill out an application, available in Calhoun 302 (2) make an appointment to see Professor Loehlin by e-mailing or calling (512) 471-4726. Applications must be submitted between February 10 and April 14.

Grading Policy

Grades will be based on level of participation, contributions to the group experience, and above all, the ability to learn and teach through performance (not acting ability per se). In the independent study phase of the course, and occasionally during the summer, there will be a series of short written assignments (1-2 pages). The course will test every aspect of the student's interaction with Shakespeare, demanding close critical reading, discussion and written analysis, and rigorous, creative exploration of the text in performance.


Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Cymbeline.


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