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Annual trip to Ashland, Oregon, for a week of Shakespeare plays.
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Contact: Dr. John Mercer

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Important Dates/Deadlines

Trip dates: August 5-12, 2015




March 31, 2015 -- $300.00 deposit due (fully refundable if you cancel by May 31st)
April 30, 2015 -- additional $300.00 due (fully refundable if you cancel  by May 31st)
May 31, 2015 -- additional $300 due ($50 cancellation penalty after this date)
June 30, 2015 -- final $699.00 due ($499 for first 12 students) -- non-refundable after this date!
August 1, 2015
 -- mandatory pre-trip class session, NSU-BA campus!

August 5, 2015 -- leaving, on a jet plane . . . 
August 12, 2015 -- return to Oklahoma :-(


Come Join Us!

2015 Study Away: Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

(Ashland Oregon)


Now in its eighth (8th) year, the "Study Away: Shakespeare" trip is an event not to be missed.  Come join your group leader and course instructor, Dr. John Mercer, for a week of Shakespearean fun that you will never forget (and get college credit to boot).

Sponsor:  Northeastern State University's College of Libreal Arts & Department of Languages and Literature.

Term: Fall Intersession 2015 (between Summer and Fall terms).

Dates: Required pre-trip class session, August 1, 2015   (NSU-BA campus).  Trip to Oregon: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, through Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

Place: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the Cascade Mountains and the Rogue Valley.

Purpose: Study plays by Shakespeare and modern playwrights through exciting stage productions.  Earn 3 hours undergraduate credit in English, Theatre, or Humanities, or 3 hours graduate credit in English.

 The Plays:

  • Much Ado About Nothing -- Shakespeare's beloved comedy with sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick.
  • Antony and Cleopatra -- Shakespeare's exotic tragedy of the conflict between Rome and Egypt.
  • Pericles -- Shakespeare's late romance with a prince, pirates, shipwreck, incest -- and resurrection.
  • Guys and Dolls -- Frank Loesser's sparkling musical comedy about a gambler who loves a missionary.
  • Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land -- Stan Lai's contemporary masterpiece that brilliantly intertwines an ancient Chinese fairy tale with a story of lost love during the Chinese Communist revolution of 1949.
  • Sweat -- world premiere of Lunn Nottage's play about the devastating effects of industrial decline on U.S. workers in the 1990s; her electrifying play Ruined was a highlight of the 2010 seasaon at OSF.
  • Head Over Heels -- a zany modern adaptation of Sir Philip Sidney's pastoral romance Arcadia that integrates songs of the Go Go's from the 1980s.

Instructional Activities:  

  • Participate in discussions with your peers before and after you see each play.
  • Take a backstage tour of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's three beautiful theaters.
  • Participate in question-and-answer sessions with Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors.

Trip Costs: $1,599.00 (or $1,399.00 for the first 12 students paying the deposit and taking the course for credit) includes:

  • Round-trip airfare between Tulsa and Medford, Oregon (deduct $759.00 from trip cost if you wish to arrange your own tranportation to Oregon).
  • Ground transportation by van in Oregon, including day trip to Crater Lake National Park (deduct $145.00 from trip cost if you wish to provide all your own ground transportation in Oregon).
  • Housing at Southern Oregon University (7 nights, double occupancy, private bath, shared living room and kitchenette in a new suite-style dorm; add $140.00 for single occupancy, shared bath; add $350.00 for "super single," private bath; add $45.00 for 6 breakfasts at Southern Oregon University).
  • Tickets to all seven (7) plays, backstage tour, and two (2) discussions with actors.


Payments (payable to NSU Business Office cashier after you submit Study Away form to group leader):

  • $300.00 deposit due March 31, 2015 (fully refundable if you cancel by May 31, 2015).
  • $300.00 due April 30, 2015 (fully refundable if you cancel by May 31, 2015).
  • $300.00 due May 31, 2015 ($50.00 cancellation penalty after this date).
  • $475.00 + additional charges for room upgrades due by June 30, 2015 (nonrefundable after this date).

Tuition: Students may enroll for 3 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit.  Tuition and fees are in addition to cost of trip.  A limited number of non-students may go without enrolling for academic credit.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Several partial scholarships are available.  Ask for details.

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