Sunday, March 13, 2016

London: The Globe Theatre and Sarah's Peak

Today, on March 11, 2016, we explored and encountered the roots of theatre culture in London. We visited the Globe Theatre, and during our time there we underwent an acting workshop with a wonderful British man who works at the theatre himself. The Globe Theatre represents a lot of culture in London, especially considering how its design divides the social classes. Then we were treated to a production of Twelfth Night. It was incredible! Being in an open air theatre like that, in a mutual light, led to a whole new level of interaction with the actors; they made eye contact and were even jamming prior to the start of the play while interacting with us.

We also had the pleasure of visiting the Tate Modern Museum twice. At first we quickly walked around with minimal time to appreciate the art, but after lunch and the show, we had the opportunity to go back. We stayed at Tate Modern for about a half an hour before heading off to a pleasant pizza dinner on the South Bank. Following our dinner we went to see Wonder Land, which was an awe inspiring production with its use of technology in a modern twist on the story of Alice in Wonderland. It was a fantastic way to end the day in the National Theatre and it was Sarah's peak.

-Sarah S.

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