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Shakespeare's Globe

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Course Description

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. This invaluable experience will give you new perspectives that will elevate you as a teacher of Shakespeare.

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.

  • Read more on the Shakespeare's Globe website
  • As You Like It, Hamlet, and The Winter's Tale will be on the stage at the Globe this summer and will be studied by the group.
  • Review a schedule from summer 2017 for information on the structure of the course. 

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

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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.

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SCHOLARSHIPs for teacherS

The 2018 scholarship application period has ended. Please check back in the fall for information on 2019 scholarship opportunities. Each year, we provide nearly 40 full or partial scholarships to teachers throughout the US. 

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Professional Development Contact Hours

This course incorporates approximately 100 contact hours of professional development.  To receive a certificate of attendance, teachers must "turnkey" their learning and lead a professional development seminar back in their school or district.

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Application Details

Deadline: March 12, 2018

Application Instructions:

1.  Download the 2018 brochure (including application).
2.  Compile your application materials:

  • Booking form (included in brochure)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional contacts
  • Current CV
  • Proof of overseas health insurance (photo or scan of card)
  • One-page personal statement, detailing what you hope to gain from the course, how you hope it will affect your classroom practice and how you plan on disseminating the practice at your home institution.

3. Submit your application. All applications should be submitted digitally as one PDF via this form.  *You may notice on the Globe application that it requests submission via email.  Submission via email is accepted, but submission via the above form is preferred.*

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Refund Policy: 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.

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