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Shakespeare's Globe: Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance (3-week course)

Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance
June 26 - July 14, 2017

Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance is an intensive three-week program which offers practical approaches to teaching Shakespeare in the classroom. Teachers attend Globe productions and meet theater artists involved in their creation. They also work with Globe Education Practitioners and explore the relationship between Shakespeare's text and Shakespeare's stage. 

Who should apply?

This is a highly competitive, intensive program, ideally suited for English Language Arts 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.

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.


May be available from your local ESU Branch.  Click here for a list of branches offering scholarships as well as further scholarship and grant resources. 

More information

2017 Globe Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Brochure

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Program Extras for ESU Teacher-Scholars

  • This program is exclusively available to US Teachers.
  • "Taking in Back Home" or seminars on teaching applications for the US classroom.
  • Continue the conversation back at home with membership in the ESU and ESU Teacher-Scholar Consortium.

Application Details

Download the application form here. Mail form, together with supporting documents and four passport-sized photos, to: 

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

Application Deadline

March 6, 2017 

Scholarship candidates will have earlier deadlines.

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