Shakespeare at the Globe
To the PAD Community:
We regret to announce that the Performing Arts Department’s Summer Program at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London will be postponed in 2022. This was not an easy decision, and we were persistent in trying to make things work, but the ongoing uncertainties emerging from the pandemic made it impossible for us to finalize a suitable plan that would be right for our students and their families. Unfortunately, there were just too many unknowns and challenges on both sides of the Atlantic for us to confidently move forward.
So, now we are looking toward the summer of 2023. We are currently in conversations with our friends at Globe Education in London, and everyone there and here at WashU feels hopeful about the future. Of course, we are disappointed too, but grateful for your continuing interest in the Globe program. If the summer of 2023 option is still of interest to you, let us know and we will keep you up to date on all future developments.
Julia Walker & Bill Whitaker
"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.
Eighteen students will be selected from the applications which are open to Washington University students as well as students from other colleges and universities.
- Two 3-unit college courses taught by faculty from Washington University's Performing Arts Department: "Acting Shakespeare" and "Shakespeare and Early Modern Performance."
- Master classes in acting, movement, voice, theatre history and text taught by Globe Theatre artists and scholars.
- Discussions with some of the actors, directors and designers who work on productions at the Globe Theatre.
- Three days in Stratford visiting historical sites associated with Shakespeare's life and attending plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Tickets to seven theatre productions.