Shakespeare's Globe

"The Globe’s experts are masters of their craft, respectful of others and generous with their knowledge."
James Anderson (2011 Fellow, Australia)

"Performing on that legendary stage alongside talented actors from around the world and under the adept guidance of Globe practitioners, remains the highlight of my life as an actor."
John Emmet Tracy (2011, USA)

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International Actors’ Fellowship  

The International Actors’ Fellowship began in 2001 with 14 actors from around the world gathering in the ‘Wooden O’ with a desire to share their love and knowledge of Shakespeare with fellow actors. This programme has run numerous times since its inception and given over 100 international actors the opportunity to share their culturally diverse approaches to Shakespeare within the unique architecture of The Globe Theatre. At the heart of the programme is a strong desire to celebrate the meaning of Shakespeare across cultures, and for those who take part to go on to share their experiences with others once the programme is over.

The most recent Fellowship ran in 2015. A company of 21 Acting Fellows worked with two Globe Directors and other theatre practitioners over a three week period to experiment with early modern performance practices alongside modern techniques and practical knowledge gathered by Globe practitioners over the past 21 Years. Both on the Globe Stage and in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Fellows enjoyed the chance to live, work and play in London with peers from across the world during the busy Globe summer season.

In April 2018 we welcomed our new Artistic Director Michelle Terry and we are now working towards the next International Fellowship. We hope to bring together a group of artists in a newly developed format which alongside our season programming allows cross-cultural conversations about the plays, the players and their relationship to our unique spaces.

Please email us to register your interest in future International Actors’ Fellowships and we will update you when we open applications.