Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance
June 24 – July 12, 2024
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 in London will provide you with new perspectives and invaluable experiences that will transform the way you teach Shakespeare.
This program is ideally suited for inquisitive, adventurous Middle or High School teachers with experience teaching English Literature or Drama 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 teachers may have training or experience with performance-based methods of teaching Shakespeare. Applicants must be currently working as classroom teachers.
TSTP 2024 Program Cost: $3500 includes tuition, some meals and standing tickets to three Globe productions. Seated tickets are available for purchase.
TSTP 2024 Accommodation Cost: $3000 approximately. We plan to offer suggested housing options by early April 2024. We are prioritizing housing options with single rooms in Southwark or within a short walking distance or London Underground journey from Shakespeare’s Globe such as at Kings College London’s Stamford Street Apartments (small single rooms with a private bath) just across the river from the Globe (Waterloo Station).
Not Included: international airfare, travel insurance, medical insurance, or any other incidentals. Applicants must provide proof of overseas health insurance with their application.
Please note, no friends, family members, or children of any age or pets will be permitted to accompany you or be accommodated at housing during any part of this high-level, residential academic program.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHERS
Every year, ESU Branches nationwide generously provide TLab scholarships for classroom teachers in their communities. ESU Branch TLab scholarships are for current classroom teachers attending multi-week courses at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Oxford. You may also explore further scholarship and grant resources in our fundraising guide.
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.
1. Compile your application materials:
- 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
2. Complete the 2024 TLab Application – Shakespeare’s Globe. All applications must be submitted digitally via this application.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If you are unable to attend the program, you must notify the ESU immediately in writing at email@example.com and when applicable cc the ESU Branch that awarded a TLab Branch Scholarship. Fees already paid to the Globe will be returned according to the Globe’s cancellation policy, as specified in their materials. ESU Branch TLab Scholarship Recipients will be personally liable for additional TLab fees such as stipend and/or airfare if disbursed or paid prior to departure in the event of a withdrawal.
If the State Department of the United States announces a “no travel” policy or the Globe cancels a program, fees paid to the institution will be returned according to the individual school’s cancellation policy, as specified in their materials.
It is highly recommended to:
1. Not book international airfare until you have received your email acceptance to the 2024 TSTP program directly from The Globe.
2. to book only a changeable/refundable flight.
ESU TLab Branch Scholars do NOT book international airfare until given permission by your ESU Branch.