Shakespeare at the Globe
"All the world’s a stage..."
Washington University’s Shakespeare at the Globe Summer Program is a four-week, dynamic study abroad experience in the heart of London’s vibrant South Bank. This active program immerses the student of Shakespeare in an intensive exploration of his plays, the historical-political-cultural context of his time and the stage skills necessary to perform his works. It all happens in and around the reconstructed Globe Theatre, in the Southwark neighborhood where the original playhouse stood.
Included in the tuition for the Shakespeare at the Globe Summer Program are seven theatre productions, a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, accommodations in London and Stratford, daily breakfast and all classes, seminars, and workshops.
It is an unforgettable experience that develops students’ performance skills, advances knowledge of Shakespeare and his times, and deepens appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare in a rigorous and nurturing community setting.
- Taking two 3-unit college courses taught by faculty from Washington University's Performing Arts Department: "Acting Shakespeare" and "Shakespeare and Early Modern Performance."
- Enrolling in master classes in acting, movement, voice, theatre history and text taught by Globe Theatre artists and scholars.
- Meeting with some of the actors, directors and designers who work on productions at the Globe Theatre.
- Spending three days in Stratford visiting historical sites associated with Shakespeare's life and attending plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company.