Carson School presents Globe Showcase
calendar icon04 Sep 2019
Lincoln, Neb.--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" on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will 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 Globe 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.
When the students are not studying Shakespeare, they take in the local culture. This year the group visited many national museums including The Tate Modern Art Museum, The V & A Museum and The Imperial War Museum. On top of all that, the students took part in day-long workshops for both Frantic Assembly and Complicité to further their physical theatre training.
Alejandro Alarcon, a junior performance major from Sutton, Nebraska, was one of the students on the trip.
“There is nothing like experiencing Shakespeare in the atmosphere it was meant to be performed in,” he said. “We had some of the most incredible professors teaching us a bit of everything.”
Grace Debetaz, a junior performance major from Houston, Texas, agreed.
“It was a very engaging and empowering experience to study at Shakespeare’s Globe,” she said. “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."
Kami Cooper, a junior performance major from Kerrville, Texas, described the experience as “exhilarating.”
“I’ve wanted to visit the Globe since middle school, and it was much more fun than I could have expected,” Cooper said. “It was a landslide of learning new things and geeking out as a performer.”