UCLA Spotlight

Bruins in Bardland

  • Published Aug 24, 2009 8:15 AM

For this year's participants in UCLA's annual summer Shakespeare program in England, the blog's the thing. For the first time in the program's vaunted 17-year history, the undergraduates are sharing their insights and experiences in London and Stratford-upon-Avon with the general public through UCLA's new "Bruins in Bardland" blog.

"It's so inspiring to see the students' reaction to what may well be the finest Shakespeare productions in the world," says Jonathan Post, the UCLA English professor who launched the program in 1993. "Many of them have never seen live Shakespeare, and because students are able to use financial aid to take these classes, you'll get the perspective of young people who might never otherwise go to England."

Visit the Bruins in Bardland blog.