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Edinburgh Festival Fringe - August 2013

Posted on Apr 22, 2013
For the third consecutive year, Theater Faculty member Cathy Fank and Faculty Emeritus Stewart Platner are leading the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Program, a short-term program in August 2013.
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Yellowjackets visit the Beehive Inn in Edinburgh, August 2012

Yellowjackets visit the Beehive Inn in Edinburgh, August 2012

The world's oldest and largest arts festival, the Festival Fringe grew out of the first Edinburgh International Festival after World War II. For over sixty years, one of Europe's most beautiful cities has seen an invasion of performers from around the world come together in a magic blend of artistic and creative energy.  For three weeks, literally hundreds of performances take place in a variety of spaces located throughout the city. Thousands of people from around the world attend the performances and crowd the Royal Mile watching the street performers.  At the end of the Royal Mile and next to the walls of Edinburgh Castle is the world-famous spectacle of hundreds of pipers and drummers in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

This superb opportunity is for anyone interested in an intensive experience in theater, not just theater majors and minors.  The program was especially designed for students who could not study away for a longer period and satisfies the Fine and Applied Arts general education requirement in History, Criticism and Appreciation.


The students will reside at Dalkeith House, a stately manor house built in 1702 on the ruins of a castle and home to the Wisconsin in Scotland Program.  Within slightly over a two week period,students experience a dozen performances including theater, dance, comedy,musicals, operas, exhibits and events and learn how to critically analyze the performances and write performance reviews. Venues range from beautifully appointed historical theaters to funky sites such as the "Udderbelly" which offers seating inside a gigantic helium-filled upside-down cow! 


Free time is also provided with opportunities to experience many other sights in the area including fantastic museums and galleries in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the beautiful Roslyn Chapel where parts of the movie DaVinci Code were filmed.


For further information about the program, please see

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