- Describe your feeling about traditional vs. authentic Shakespeare productions. Should the goal of the RSC and The Globe be a traditional approach to the Bard’s plays? Should they try and replicate the audience experience?
- What was different about the audience experience in The Globe?
- What is something you know about performing Shakespeare which you did not know before?
On our last day in London, we dedicated that day to simply chilling. I was very sad to be leaving such a beautiful and historical city. For this reason, I wanted to soak in the rich history and beautiful architecture one last time.
The seventh day in London was relatively quiet. It began like any other, with me eating a chocolate croissant with berry sauce, and then we went on our way back towards the Globe.
On the sixth day in England, we traveled back to London. Unfortunately, Kimmy and I woke up late due to sleeping through our alarms so I had to skip breakfast. Luckily, there was still food in the breakfast room of our London hotel when we got there.
On the Sunday we spent in Stratford, we took a chill day where we had nothing planned. I slept in for a while, waking up briefly to go downstairs for breakfast, then decided to go out on the town with my roommate Kimmy.
I woke up for the second time in Stratford, and it was a bit rainy. However, this didn’t even last until we got off the coach at the church William Shakespeare is buried at.
After waking up on the third day we traveled a couple of hours away to the smaller city of Stratford, where we would be staying for a few days. The city was absolutely gorgeous, and so was the hotel. The peaceful quiet of Stratford was an incredible contrast to the busy city of London.
After waking up in England for the second time, I felt a lot better about being in a different country. I found a breakfast that I really enjoyed at the buffet and would continue to have it for the rest of the trip: a chocolate croissant with a berry sauce. It was really nice to have something consistent throughout the trip, as being in a different country is quite jarring.