Shakespeare’s England: A Land of Lords – Previewing the 2016 No Kidding Shakespeare Camp

NKSC16MapSarah Enloe and I have tried to design this trip to give friends of the company a premiere experience of Shakespeare’s England.  We will be seeing many of England’s most important and most beautiful treasures – castles, cathedrals, gardens, and domestic architecture. If, or when, you want a break from our itinerary, I’ve chosen hotels of great character, all situated where you can find many things to do on your own.

It has always been my belief that the best travel teaches, so in addition to whatever I might be able to add in relating our travel to the life and plays of Shakespeare, we’ll arrange special talks for you by experts; and we will have along with us my colleague, Professor Mary Hill Cole, whose book on the progresses of Queen Elizabeth I makes her a foremost expert on the places of power in Shakespeare.

Ralph Alan Cohen, ASC co-founder and Director of Mission

Day 1–Thursday 14 July: Heart of England                      

  • Pick up at Heathrow
  • Pub lunch in Cotswolds
  • Arrive Broadway, Check into the Lygon Arms
  • Stroll around “one of England’s loveliest towns”
  • Welcoming Banquet

Day 2–Friday 15 July: Sweetest Village Day

Day 3–Saturday 16 July: Shakespeare Day     

Day 4–Sunday 17 July: Westward Ho             

Day 5–Monday 18 July: Northward Ho     

Day 6–Tuesday 19 July: Northumberland

Day 7–Wednesday 20 July: York               

Day 8–Thursday 21 July: Southward Ho  

Day 9–Friday 22 July: Eastward Ho                   

  • Village of Kersey
  • City of Norwich
  • Cathedral and Castle
  • Town of Lavenham (Tea)

Day 10–Saturday 23 July: The University                  

Day 11–Sunday 24 July: Voyage to Virginia

  • Drop off at Heathrow or in London
Cost: $4500/participant (not inclusive of airfare)
Fee includes:
  • Double occupancy in some of the loveliest hotels in the UK
  • Tickets to up to 3 shows in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Lectures with authorities in Shakespeare
  • All breakfasts and many meals, teas, and snacks included
  • Includes coach transportation in the UK from Heathrow
  • Successful participation in the camp will yield 30+ hours of Professional Development towards re-certification.
  • Minimum 20 participants ($150 deposit refunded if trip does not make)