Bader International Study Centre

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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Field School in Medieval Theatre Studies

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in a two week immersive experience during England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle, the home of the Bader International Study Centre. The Medieval Festival at the Castle is Britain's largest and most magnificent celebration of the colourful Middle Ages.

Please note: you must apply for this program through Jenn Stephenson, contact her directly for more information.

A photograph of participants shooting arrows at the Medieval Festival
A photograph of Medieval Festival participants
Course Information


DRAM 271/3.0 - Medieval Dramatic Literature

DRAM 273/3.0 - Medieval Dramatic Performance

Prerequisite: DRAM 100/6.0 or permission of the department

Daily Schedule

  • DRAM273 meets 9am-noon
  • Lunch in the dining hall noon-1pm
  • DRAM271 meets 1pm-4pm
  • Dinner in the dining hall 6pm-7pm
  • Rehearsal as needed 7pm-10pm

Teaching Methods

Further details regarding teaching methods will be available at the end of December.

Field Studies

There will be 2 all day field trips included in the course – day trips to Canterbury and to London. We will also facilitate a “day off” for students. The group will be transported to nearby Brighton for a walking tour in the morning, with independent leisure time in the afternoon and evening.

Field School Information

Program Schedule 2015 Dates

August 11 – 26

Enrolment / Deadline

25 students. Apply by March 15th, 2015

Participant Profile

Undergraduate students with Level 2 standing


$3,098 CAD which includes tuition, residence and meal plan, transport and entrance fees for field studies. Students will need additional funds for personal spending, visas (if applicable), health and travel insurance, and transport to UK.


Jenn Stephenson (DRAM271) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at Queen’s University where she teaches Dramatic Literature and Theatre History. As a graduate student at the University of Toronto, Jenn was a research assistant with the Records of Early English Drama project and has published on the narrative implications of hypertextual structures in the REED Patrons and Performance database.

Amended September 2015