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CMC brings Shakespeare to life

Shakespeare died centuries ago, but his legacy is about to come alive for literature students at Colorado Mountain College.From May 17-26, CMC students will visit England to learn firsthand about the life of William Shakespeare, the most influential writer in the history of English literature. The college is accepting applications for the study abroad trip, and organizers have set an application deadline of March 1.The course is open to everyone, but if you’re thinking, “To go or not to go?” take heed: Class size is limited to 18. Register today by calling Tom Cochran, CMC theater professor and England trip guide, at 947-8252 or CMC public information office at 947-8363.”Seeing where Shakespeare was christened and where he lived as a boy, and having a sense of place attached to his works is incredible,” Cochran said. “It’s such an exciting way to be introduced to Shakespeare and his works.”The trip will take students to London and to Stratford, Shakespeare’s birthplace. During the eight-day trip, students will attend at least five Shakespeare productions, including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Twelfth Night.” Cochran also intends to take the students to see “The Tempest” at the famous Globe Theatre. In addition, the course will include a sightseeing tour in London and discussions with British director Richard Digby Day, who has directed all of Shakespeare’s works.”London in the spring is an exhilarating experience,” Cochran said.The trip costs $2,100 and includes airfare, lodging at a bed and breakfast, tickets for the performances and transportation in England. CMC tuition is an additional charge.


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