The English-Speaking Union of the United


Shakespeare's Globe


Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance
July 2-20, 2018

Take your teaching of Shakespeare to another level. Go beyond the Bard's words on the page and discover Shakespeare in the context that brought his works to life. Our three-week summer course at Shakespeare's Globe is the best way to learn to teach Shakespeare. You cannot make a better investment in your professional development. This invaluable experience will give you new perspectives that will elevate you as a teacher of Shakespeare.

Read more on the Shakespeare's Globe website!

Watch this short video from Danielle Peck, a teacher inspired by her experience studying with us at Shakespeare's Globe!

Who should apply?

This program is ideally suited for inquisitive, adventurous English Language Arts teachers willing to work outside their comfort zone.  Although participants engage with Shakespeare's work as texts to be performed, not simply read, "Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance" is not an acting program.  The course is delivered with the knowledge that ELA teachers may have training or experience with performance-based methods of teaching Shakespeare.  Applicants must be currently working as classroom teachers.

Course Requirements

Each applicant must provide two letters of recommendation, a current resume/CV, and a one-page personal statement detailing what they hope to gain from the course, how it will affect their classroom practice, and how they will disseminate their practice upon return to their home institution.

Shakespeare plays and supplementary reading assigned prior to course. Teachers must complete a professional development seminar back in their school or district to receive a certificate of attendance. 

Program Cost

Program cost of £3,024 includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast, and weekday dinners, as well as tickets to three Globe productions.

Program cost does not include travel, travel insurance, medical insurance, or any other incidentals.  Applicants must provide proof of overseas health insurance with application.


Partial or full funding may be available from your local ESU Branch.  You may also explore further scholarship and grant resources in our fundraising guide


Scholars will adhere to the Globe refund and cancellation policies.  ESU Branch Scholarship recipients will sign a contract with their Branch wherein they are required to repay the entire scholarship amount (concurrent with the Globe's refund and cancellation policies) if for any reason they must cancel their course of study or are unable to complete the course.

Professional Development Contact Hours and Credit

This course incorporates approximately 100 professional development contact hours.  All students who complete the course receive a certificate of attendance.

Application Details

Summer 2018 application will be posted in January 2018.  Email to be sent an application as soon as they are available!
Mail form, together with supporting documents to: 

The English-Speaking Union
144 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016 

Application Deadline

To be announced

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