Getting ready for this trip is always a challenge. I am still almost a week out and feeling overwhelmed but, excited. We have a great group of students this year and I look forward to spending three week in London once again, despite the threat of a tube strike. I am looking forward the theater season which this year includes Julie and Exit the King at the National, As You Like It and Othello (with Mary Rylance) at the Globe, Machinal at the Almeida, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, An Ideal Husband, The King and I to name a few. We are also seeing production at the Old Vic and the Young Vic. In addition, I’ve managed to secure two tickets for Hamilton.
I’m planning trips out of London to Bath and to visit with my friend Graham at present. Of course, we will be going to Hampton Court as a class.
I am returning with my colleague Dr. Christina Ritter. I always enjoy traveling with her. She is a great traveling companion mostly because she puts up with my total awe of being in England. I look forward to visiting the museums as always and hope to expand my experiences to some lesser known parts of the city.