Greetings from London!

The Spring 2017 edition of Carleton’s Theater and Literature in London program is underway. Fourteen Carleton students have arrived in London along with faculty director, Arnab Chakladar and his family. We will be here together for almost another 10 weeks during which time we will study the literature of “Postcolonial London” (taught by Arnab), embark on a vigorous series of “Urban Field Studies” (taught by Prof. Brian Murray of King’s College, London), watch a LOT of theatre (and discuss and write about it under the direction of theatre critic, Jane Edwardes), work on independent projects, and have a lot of fun. As part of the program we will visit Brighton, Oxford, Stratford, and Liverpool. And we will write about it all here.

Students outside the Holland Park Tube station, about to start the first Urban Field Studies walk with Brian Murray: “Art, Empire, and Orientalism”.

The students on the program will soon be posting to the blog on a regular basis and we hope you’ll come back often to follow our exploits in and responses to this massive and stimulating city. You can expect reports on museums and cultural happenings, theatre reviews, musings on life in a foreign environment, creative writing and more. The first wave of posts will appear by the end of this week; in the meantime, in order to whet your appetite, here is the list of plays we will be watching over the rest of the term.

12th Night
Don Juan in Soho
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (starring Daniel Radcliffe)
The Hypocrite
Antony and Cleopatra
Half a Sixpence
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
City of Glass
The Glass Menagerie
Alice’s Adventures Underground
Nell Gwynn
Guards at the Taj
Angels in America
While We Are Here
The Goat
The Life of Galileo
Assata Taught Me
The Play that Goes Wrong
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
School of Rock

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