The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film presents “The Tale of Two Kings: A Restaging of scenes from ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Richard II’ from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre” at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Temple Building’s Studio Theatre.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Every other year, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film organizes an opportunity for a handful of students to study abroad in London, England, at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The students take classes with Globe professionals in voice, movement, text analysis and scene study. The coursework concludes with a public performance of scenes selected from two Shakespeare texts in the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse.
In addition to their immersive study of classical theatre, students who study abroad receive tickets to see performances at esteemed venues like the Old Vic and have the opportunity to seek out theatre productions to attend individually. This year, the group attended seven productions together and some students saw as many as seven additional shows on their own — all within four weeks.
“It was a very engaging and empowering experience to study at Shakespeare’s Globe,” said grace Debetaz, a junior performance major. “The staff was incredibly professional and treated us like young professionals, which was refreshing. It felt like a dream come true to be studying somewhere I’ve only read about in books, and everyone we encountered had something valuable to teach us.”