Drama Productions

2041F - Fall Theatre Production

In this course, students participating in the Department of English and Writing Studies' Fall Theatre Production explore in theory and practice approaches to text in performance. Only students working as an actor, director, stage manager, assistant stage manager, lighting, set or costume designer may enroll. Please note: Auditions usually take place in March of the previous year the course is offered so they can register during the registration period. Permission of the Chair of Undergraduate Studies required to enroll. 3 lecture/tutorial hours, 0.5 course. Syllabus .pdf

Previous Fall Theatre Productions

2010: The Country Wife
2009: The Bear, The Proposal, Uncle Vanya
2008: Hamlet
2007: She Stoops to Conquer
2006: Mrs. Warren's Profession
2005: Arcadia
2003: The Rehearsal

Summer Shakespeare

Western Summer Shakespeare is a longstanding tradition in the London community. It is outdoor theatre, staged on campus at Western University. The first Western Summer Shakespeare performance took place on 4 August 1981, making it the longest running campus, or indeed outdoor, Summer Shakespeare in Canada (longer than the Dream in High Park by two years!). Productions run typically for five to ten nights (usually during July), auditions are scheduled in March-April (before classes end), and the show is rehearsed at Western in May-July.

Western Summer Shakespeare is committed to providing students, staff, and friends of Western University, Fanshawe College, and from within the wider London community, with the opportunity to play major roles on and off the stage. In casting the show, priority should be given to students, though all members of the community are welcome to audition and a diverse cast is welcome.

 Previous Summer Shakespeare Productions

2017: The Tempest
2016: Much Ado About Nothing
2015: As You Like It
2014: Twelfth Night
2013: King Lear
2012: The Winter’s Tale
2011: Antony and Cleopatra
2010: The Merchant of Venice

2009: The Taming of the Shrew
2008: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2007: Measure for Measure
2006: The Winter's Tale
2005: Twelfth Night
2003: Henry V
2002: As You Like It
2001: Romeo and Juliet

2000: Richard III
1999: Measure for Measure
1996: Twelfth Night
1995: As You Like It
1990: As You Like It
1983: As You Like It
1982: Twelfth Night
1981: A Midsummer Night's Dream