WU Summer Program at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
"All the world’s a stage..."
Washington University’s Summer Program at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a three-week, dynamic study abroad experience in the heart of London’s vibrant South Bank.
Students earn credit for one three-unit course entitled “Acting Shakespeare” from world-renowned artists and scholars at London’s Globe Theatre under the supervision of Washington University faculty in a nurturing and challenging community setting.
Students will take master classes in acting, movement, voice, stage combat, theatre history, and script analysis; they will hear scholarly lectures on interpreting Shakespeare’s plays, situating them within their cultural and historical context, and understanding how they were performed on the early modern stage; and they will attend five or more professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays, including several at the reconstructed Globe Theater.
Centered in London, the course includes an excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, where students will visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and related historical sites and attend plays performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
All in all, it is an unforgettable experience that will help students build their communication skills, advance their knowledge of theatre arts, and deepen their appreciation for the playwright whose rich literary imagination helped invent the language that we speak today.
Eighteen students will be selected from the applications which are open to Washington University students who have taken a course on Shakespeare (e.g., Drama 1191 & 1192 or Drama 4692).
- Master classes in acting, movement, voice, theatre history and text taught by Globe Theatre artists and scholars.
- Discussions with actors, directors and designers who work on productions at the Globe Theatre.
- Excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, visiting historical sites associated with Shakespeare's life and attending plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
$3500 Land Only Fee
$5500 Airfare Included
Financial Aid and Study Abroad
Students' financial aid packages do not generally provide funding for summer experiences, domestic or international. If additional funding is needed to make summer study abroad possible, we encourage students to explore both Washington University and external Scholarship Opportunities and discuss with Student Financial Services whether additional loans are available.
WU students wishing to apply for financial aid should complete the Performing Arts Department Summer Scholarship application in addition to the Shakespeare at the Globe applications.