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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Target Language: English GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay Scholarships: Provider Scholarship
Internship available: No
Program Description:
 

London, England

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The Globe was the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, who, in 1970, founded what was to become the Shakespeare’s Globe Trust to build a reconstruction of the open-air theater, originally built in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. Just as they did 400 years ago, visitors to Shakespeare’s Globe watch the plays sitting in a gallery or standing as a groundling in the yard.

Today the Globe, located on Bankside by the River Thames, is an internationally renowned, thriving entertainment center, attracting hundreds of thousands of people annually to its theater, exhibition, restaurant, bar and meeting spaces. In addition to those attending the excellent performances for which the Globe is renowned, the facilities are a resource for students, teachers and academics from all over the world who take part in the educational programs the Globe offers to increase understanding of Shakespeare’s work. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor Jacobean theater. Opened in 2014, this is another exciting addition to the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare’s life and work.

Globe Education Theater Program

This three-week Globe Education intensive theater program will give students a unique opportunity to study on-site at the Globe Theatre, learning from professional theater practitioners including actors, directors, designers and musicians. Lectures and seminars will be supplemented by movement and voice workshops, scene rehearsals, question and answer sessions with Company members, a visit to the Globe exhibition, a backstage tour and combat and sword play workshops. The program will focus on the material and cultural contexts for English Renaissance drama and theater and on the history and process of construction of both the original and the reconstructed Globe Theatres. Students will be required to develop critical responses to theatrical performances and will be required to perform in a short Shakespeare scene in order to examine and fully appreciate the relationship between dramatic language, physicality and theater space.
Today the Globe, located on Bankside by the River Thames, is an internationally renowned, thriving entertainment center, attracting hundreds of thousands of people annually to its theater, exhibition, restaurant, bar and meeting spaces. In addition to those attending the excellent performances for which the Globe is renowned, the facilities are a resource for students, teachers and academics from all over the world who take part in the educational programs the Globe offers to increase understanding of Shakespeare’s work. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor Jacobean theater. Opened in 2014, this is another exciting addition to the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare’s life and work.
Cultural Activities
Theater performances–attend 3 performances at the Globe and experience Shakespeare’s work just as theater-goers did in the 1600s.

Guided theater tour–take a fascinating guided tour of the theater space, then walk through the Globe exhibition, learning about the rebuilding of the theater, the unusual musical instruments used on stage, the special effects used in Elizabethan times and today, the design, making and fitting of costumes and how Shakespeare’s plays were originally recorded in print.

In addition, a number of low-cost cultural activities and excursions are arranged to offer an inexpensive way to experience London’s exciting cultural life and to see other parts of Britain. Professional guides escort trips to enhance the educational experience. Past activities have included:
  • Guided city tour of London
  • Day trips to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Cricket match
  • Jack the Ripper, Street Art and Royal London walking tours