Report from the England Semester
The England Semester is now in England . . . after a launch in Edinburgh, Scotland. A quick report from Chris Hoeckley from the road:
"Fantastic theatre at the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival—special thanks to John Blondell for recommending Do Theatre's Hangman/ GameTheory and Theatre du Soleil's Les Naufrages du Fol Espoir (Aurores).
Hiked up Arthur's Seat (an extinct volcano in Edinburgh) on a cold and beautiful moonlit night with illuminated walking sticks, surrounded by hundreds of long distance runners in colored light suits. A little odd (a little risky) and very beautiful.
Read Wordsworth's original manuscripts of The Prelude (in Dorothy's and Mary's hand, with notes from Coleridge and revisions from Wordsworth) with the curator of the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere, adjacent to Dove Cottage (photo). Major hit.
Off to Beatrix Potter's house and John Ruskin's house. We're very hopeful about the quality of the group. They're enjoying each other and learning well . . . Thanks to all the faculty back on campus for their part in shaping these great students."