Herchel Springer ‘17 – Today in London, was a very eventful day. It started out with the tour of the West End Theaters, in which I saw The Globe Theater, Shakespeare’s Globe, and The Windmill Theater. Theater is real big in London and it is part of the culture so it interesting being over here and learning about the history of certain theaters and also the people such as William Shakespeare, Henry Irving, and many more.
Then after exploring that I did a presentation on the architecture of The Globe Theater, Blackfriars Theater, and Shakespeare’s Globe.The most important thing about the architecture is that it is so grand and it catches the eye. The buildings seem to still have an old architecture to them, but also mixed in with new buildings and their style.
Later on in the day we went to the play Man and Superman which Ralph Fiennes is apart of and plays the main characters John Tanner and Don Juan. The play itself was very pleasing to watch, but the action of the play did not come about until the second half. It plays on the idea of romance and one person not wanting to commit to another person.
The experience in London so far has been great and breath taking and I thank Wabash College and Dr. Dwight Watson for making this possible and also to my classmates and other professors for making this experience more enjoyable.