Sara Gosses rss London-Theater Studies, Spring 2009

Sara, a junior at Hope College is pursuing a major in theatre and a minor in management. This spring she will be living her dream as she studies theatre in the city where it is still thriving: London. Through IES she will be seeing and exploring theatre through major and fringe venues. After interning at both the Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio) and Kentucky (Louisville, Kentucky) Shakespeare Festivals she is especially eager to visit The Globe and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Outside of theatre, Sara has been running for the past nine years and is looking forward to the sights she will see and the people she will meet as she runs in as many different countries as possible.

Sara's Posts

  • No plane reservations for the first time in months.

    However, my return home is greeted with more than rest. Many warned me of culture shock, but I am experiencing a bit more of a reality shock.

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  • Not quite ready to return…

    It took me over a month to get back to Amherst, Ohio, USA “for good”. The next day (today) the box which I had sent in the last post arrived. It was oddly appropriate that I would sit down to write this post on the day that the last post foreshadowed.

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  • Sheep can jump.

    While you can find great adventures anywhere, you cannot find this sort of adventure everywhere!

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  • Leaving Again

    My program is finished. I wake up in five hours to fly to Greece to meet up with my brother. After that more adventures follow until finally, slightly less than a month from now I fly home. It is a strange feeling. It is like the feeling of moving away from your childhood home, so [...]

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  • Shoeboxes

    My good friend, Amy has been in London visiting me for the past few days. While here she bought a pair of shoes and left the box in my room. Since I am traveling for a bit after my program is finished, I thought it might be a good idea to mail a couple of [...]

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  • Underground

    Advice: Before you arrive, apply for a student Oyster card. This card allows you travel, whether by pay-as-you-go or by monthly or weekly passes, at a discounted rate. You will want one and by ordering one in advance you will save a lot of money. Travel adds up very quickly in London… and even quicker [...]

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  • In the Country with Belinda and Benjamin!

    During the first week or two in London we were told of a UK Host Program. It is a program in which you are able to stay with a family in the UK for a weekend. You send in your application with three potential dates and IES secures your place in the program. At the [...]

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  • “Where I am is here and where I am not is there”

    March has been the most difficult month to blog. Between classes, shows, the internship, and travels I have been consistently busy. During the month of March (including midterm break, which ended March 1st) I have visited France (Rennes and Paris), The Netherlands (Amsterdam and Groningen) and Ireland (Dublin). I traveled to both Paris and Amsterdam [...]

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  • “You Say Goodbye, I say Hello”

    One of the worst part about making friends is when you depart from each other and don’t know if/when you will meet again. In an hour I am leaving to go to France for the week. I will spend the first half of the week in Paris and the second half of the week in [...]

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  • Rain, Rain…

    I enjoy rain and don’t do my hair often enough for it to consistently ruin it. I don’t usually carry an umbrella, but today I was glad I did. As I was leaving the station I lifted my umbrella really high to open it. I pressed the button and (!) it’s opened. Well, I must [...]

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  • “Street where the riches of ages are stowed”

    When I was too little to remember we had cable television. We had moved into a new house and either someone forgot to tell the cable company that we did not want cable or perhaps they wanted to finish the contract through the end of the year, but either way, there was cable. During this [...]

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  • Three weeks and Seven Productions Later…

    When I first looked at my schedule for the semester Tuesday was one thick block of classes. Given, they were all classes that sounded wonderful, but even The Theatre Industry Inside and Out, a Playwriting Workshop, and Theatre Performance can easily become exhausting when all together. After further investigation I realized that all three of [...]

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  • “Older now, but still running against the wind”

    “Your running shoes are still under the loveseat. I kind of like them there… waiting for your return (from across the pond- I like that saying, might be getting old for you, lol). I asked Dad if we should leave them there. He said no, they will get dusty. I guess I don’t need anything [...]

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  • Oh! The places you’ll go!

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  • First Stop: New York. Second Stop: London, the new home.

    Despite having looked at flight costs long before Thanksgiving, the chaos of classes delayed booking my flight until I was home. As a result the cheapest flight I could find had a layover of thirteen hours in New York City. Since I had heard over and over again about how expensive London was, I figured [...]

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