S: BADA at Oxford & Edinburgh Fringe Festival - August 2012
BC: DEPARTED | UNITED KINGDOM | 16 AUG 2012
1: EDINBURGH The Fringe Festival | is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is located in Southern Scotland on the east coast. | 9 AUG 2012 UNITED KINGDOM | ARRIVAL
2: I can't believe it!! I am finally going to a festival I have dreamed of ever since I was a child...the biggest theater festival in the world, where I will get to see umpteen productions a day and rub shoulders with a city full of fellow thespians. Edinburgh Fringe Festival here I Come!
4: EDINBURGH CASTLE is a fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock. Human habitation of the site is dated back as far as the 9th century BC, although the nature of early settlement is unclear. There has been a royal castle here since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century.
11: ROYAL MILE is the name given since the 16th-century to a succession of streets which form the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. The Fringe Box Office and performers touting their shows are on the Royal Mile every day,
13: The Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, with the 2012 event spanning 25 days featured 42,096 performances of 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues with an estimated 22,457 performers taking to the stage. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented. In 2012, 36% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece to William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and contemporary works. In 2012, 1,418 shows were having their world premiere. The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might not be invited to a more conservative arts festival. In addition to ticketed, programmed events, the Festival has included a street fair, located primarily on the Royal Mile. The Festival is organized by the Festival Fringe Society, which publishes the program, sells tickets, and offers advice to performers. Their offices are on the Royal Mile. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society says that by the closing afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 1,857,202 tickets had been issued for shows, events and exhibitions, reflecting the continuing popularity and cultural significance of the Fringe. | THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
18: Just like France is famous for wine, Scotland is famous for scotch whiskey. The various regions of Scotland are known for different textures, tastes and flavors of scotch whiskey. So, basically there are no two whiskeys that would taste similar. Although it might take a whole dedicated life time to become an expert, you can still learn the basics from the guide below on how to drink scotch whiskey. How to Drink Scotch Whiskey 1. To begin with, you need to identify which whiskey you wish to taste. There are mainly two classification of Scotch Whiskey, single malt or blended malt. To identify the type of whiskey, simply ask the bartender or look at the bottle label. Single malt is when only single barley is used to distill and blended malt has more than one grain to perfect the whiskey. 2. Once you have selected the Scotch Whiskey, let the bartender pour a short shot for you. Always make sure to use a clean Scotch Whiskey drinking class. Then, see through the glass by holding it up and checking the color of the whiskey. The color is usually bright golden or a soft golden, browner or yellower. 3. After that, spin the glass with scotch whiskey gently. Take the glass near your nose and notice the smell. Take a breath and smell the flavors. Identify gentle and soothing flavors such as vanilla, saltiness, caramels, nuttiness, fruitiness or smokiness. You can sniff your drink gently on more time. 4. Now you are ready to sip the scotch whiskey. Take a small sip and roll the whiskey inside the mouth. You can also feel the taste of some of the flavors identified while smelling the drink. After swallowing the sip, you can also feel some afterward taste in your mouth.
21: EDINBURGH OLD TOWN is the oldest part of the city. Together with the 18th-century New Town, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has preserved its medieval plan and many Reformation-era buildings.
22: OXFORD | West of London | 9 AUG 2012
23: OXFORD UNIVERSITY is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the second-oldest surviving university in the world. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096.
24: BADA's MIDSUMMER IN OXFORD PROGRAM is designed for serious acting students at all levels over the age of eighteen and concentrates on classical acting with an emphasis on Shakespeare. Students work and live alongside the faculty in Magdalen College, Oxford, located about an hour from both Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The faculty consists of both British and American leading theatre practitioners and is run in association with Yale School of Drama and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
26: MAGDALENE COLLEGE, OXFORD is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester. Regarded as one of the most beautiful of the Oxford and Cambridge colleges, Magdalen is also one of the most visited. It stands next to the River Cherwell and has within its grounds a deer park and Addison's Walk.
32: is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland constitutes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides. Edinburgh, the country's capital and second largest city, is one of Europe's largest financial centers. Edinburgh was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the center of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe's oil capital. The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707, although it had been in a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland since James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English and Irish thrones in 1603. On 1 May 1707, Scotland entered into an incorporating political union with England to create the united Kingdom of Great Britain. This union resulted from the Treaty of Union agreed in 1706 and enacted by the twin Acts of Union passed by the Parliaments of both countries, despite popular opposition and anti-union riots in Edinburgh, Glasgow and elsewhere. | SCOTLAND