12 March 2009

Lovely London Located... Leeward?

I am going to London this Spring. I will be studying the London Theatre for six weeks while living in some flats just north of Hyde Park. If you are wondering why I am studying the London Theatre, even though I am studying mathematics in Utah, it's becuase I love the Pet Shop Boys' song, "West End Girls." (The West End refers to the West End of London, which is the Theatre District). While I do enjoy that song, the real reason is that I am adopting an international alias; who would suspect an American student, studying theatre, to be up to anything? Originally I signed up for the program because I wanted to go to London and it just so happened that the Theatre program sought me out and recruited me, via mass-email. However, as the program gets closer, I am getting more and more interested in the theatre. When I get back I will be more cultured then yogurt in a plastic container. And active too! I am taking a Shakespeare class and viewing six Shakespeare plays as well as five or six other productions, including one by Beyonce I believe. It hasn't been approved by the director yet, but I'm pretty sure it'll be a shoo-in. My brother is coming on the trip, as is another one of our mutual friends from Boston. Oh yea, and 31 girls. When the trip is over I plan on resuming my studies in France for a few days, and then some other destinations. If you have any suggestions, I am eager to hear them. For example, has anyone swam the English Channel, and if so, would you recommend it? It seems like an elephantine effort, but a worthwhile one anyway. More on London to come.

4 comments:

little miss erika said...

No way jose!!! are you so excited?!

this is AWESOME!

Lauren Palmer said...

So I feel sly because Mary-Lu told me all about this WAY before you posted it (as in a day or two...) I have so much to say about bloomin' London! I was there for 4 months dude! You're going to die and go to heaven every day! Oh, and you should leave a note somewhere for Allie, she's going in Sept. :)

justpulse said...

Dave, you have a gift for metaphor and alliteration. Also, funny.. haven't heard about the Beyonce play. Wonder why...

brook said...

wow that's awesome! please come back with an accent. and maybe some burberry clothes.
and about my email, i've been MIA lately due to an insane amount of disappointments, reading up on placentas, and also mostly my job. boo. but i DO still wanna hear your opinions: brookdorff@gmail.com.