From Medieval Mysteries to Sarah Kane, drama is an ongoing feature of English and American literary studies.
London, New York, but also Dublin are great destinations for theatre lovers (and no, you do not have to see a musical if you hate them, there are plenty more offerings elsewhere!)
In Stratford, the Royal Shakespeare Company keeps up the the tradition with often thought-provoking and always invigorating productions.
More immediately, the ENS Lyon schedules a different Shakespeare play every year for English majors. Check out this year’s play on the dedicated Shakespeare page.