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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Abbey Theatre Summer Studio Now Open to Graduate Students - Tuition Remission Available

Beginning this June 2014, the Abbey Theatre Summer Studio will be open to dedicated graduate students. The Studio will be an intensive study of the Abbey, its history, literature, performances, and operations—and it runs from June 1-20 in Dublin Ireland. The cost, including tuition and housing, will be $3500. Students will also have to pay for airfare and food. For students on Tuition Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships, tuition remission will cover both the cost of the program and housing.

The course will have a performance element, as well as a written scholarly element, and count for 3 graduate credits. Selected graduate students will also be responsible for assisting and directing undergraduate discussions and rehearsals.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please talk with either Heather Hicks or Joseph Lennon at your earliest convenience. Places for tuition remission students will be limited.

ACCOMMODATION: Housing and breakfast will be provided at University College Dublin, Belfield campus, a short ride to the city center for classes and studio work. Rooms are in a suite with a self-serve kitchen. Morning sessions take place in a university setting on St. Stephen’s Green and the afternoon sessions will take place at the Abbey Theatre on Lower Abbey Street. The program will consist of lectures in the morning on St. Stephen's Green in the city centre of Dublin. Afternoons will be over at the Abbey Theatre, just a walk across Trinity College and the River Liffey.

COST: The program cost will be approximately $3,500. Students are responsible for airfare, as well as lunch and dinner expenses. The cost of the program covers tuition, housing, theatre tickets, inner-city bus ticket, pool and gym at UCD, travel insurance, among other things.

HISTORY: The Abbey Theatre, the national theatre of Ireland, has long showcased great Irish drama. Emerging out of theatre societies founded by W.B. Yeats, Edward Martyn, Lady Augusta Gregory, John Millington Synge, the Fay brothers, and others, the Abbey Theatre has fostered playwrights and premiered productions by Sean O’Casey, Brian Friel, Frank McGuinness, Sebastian Barry, and Marina Carr, among many others.


For More Information:

Contact: SummerStudio@villanova.edu
Dr. Joseph Lennon, Director of Irish Studies
Phone: 610.519.4647

Visit the Abbey Theatre Webpage for more information.

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