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Summer Study Days (Ages 15–19) (2020)

Online courses to attend via Zoom

 DATES ACROSS AUGUST 2020          AT HOME

Our range of Summer Study Days are one-day and two-day online courses offering those aged 15–19 the chance to delve deeply into some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

These courses are designed for young people who are learning at home – they join the sessions from their computers or tablets, via Zoom.

The four ‘Plays in Spotlight’ Study Days are aimed at ages 16–19 and explore Shakespeare’s use of language and stagecraft. They run for six hours across two days.

Aimed at young people transitioning from GCSEs to A Levels (ages 15–17) or A Levels to university (ages 17–19), the four ‘Next Steps with Shakespeare’ Study Days take place across one day and are an excellent springboard for those taking their next steps with Shakespeare studies.

All courses are perfect for those studying key texts such as King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice.

All timings listed are in BST / GMT+1 (UK). During the booking process you will be able to ‘view your timezone’ to see when the course will take place where you are.

PLAYS IN SPOTLIGHT

Six-hour online courses taking place across two days for those aged 16–19.

MACBETH (1619 YEARS)

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.

This lively course gives students the chance to delve into Macbeth to analyse Shakespeare’s use of language and stagecraft.

From its mesmerising first moments to the final fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies – a gripping account of one man’s determination to secure his ambition and pronounced destiny, the crown of Scotland, by whatever means necessary.

Designed for students across the world studying Shakespeare or English Literature, this course sees Globe practitioners and participants explore the dark world of ‘the Scottish play’, bringing it to life with active discussion and workshops.

Booking information

Course date
10 & 11 August

Course time: 4pm-7.30 pm across two days including 1 x 30 minute break each day

Course fees:
Full rate £120
Early Bird rate (apply before 11.50pm 24 July) £108
Sibling discount (if the same study day is booked more than one at the same time) £114 

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

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If you have any questions regarding the course, please email us.

OTHELLO (1619 YEARS)

Let heaven and men and devils, let them all, All, all, cry shame against me, yet I’ll speak.

As part of our Shakespeare and Race week, this lively course gives students the chance to delve into Othello to analyse Shakespeare’s use of language and stagecraft.

With its racing concentrated plot and intense dramatic details, Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most exciting, atmospheric and heart-breaking plays. By introducing to early 17th-century England a black character as complex as Othello, it is also one of his most extraordinary imaginative achievements.

Designed for students across the world studying Shakespeare or English Literature, this course sees Globe practitioners and participants interrogate one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, bringing it to life with active discussion and workshops.

Booking information

Course date
18 & 19 August

Course time: 4pm-7.30 pm across two days including 1 x 30 minute break each day

Course fees:
Full rate £120
Early Bird rate (apply before 11.50pm 24 July) £108
Sibling discount (if the same study day is booked more than one at the same time) £114 

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

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If you have any questions regarding the course, please email us.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (1619 YEARS)

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

This lively course gives students the chance to delve into A Midsummer Night’s Dream to analyse Shakespeare’s use of language and stagecraft.

Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

Designed for students across the world studying Shakespeare or English Literature, this course sees Globe practitioners and participants explore one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, bringing it to life with active discussion and workshops.

Booking information

Course date
25 & 26 August

Course time: 10am-1.30 pm across two days, including 1 x 30 minute or 2 x 15 minute break each day

Course fees:
Full rate £120
Early Bird rate (apply before 11.50pm 24 July) £108
Sibling discount (if the same study day is booked more than one at the same time) £114 

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

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If you have any questions regarding the course, please email us.

NEXT STEPS WITH SHAKESPEARE

Taking place across one day, for those aged 15–17 and aged 17-19.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (15–17 YEARS)

I will not hear thee speak; I’ll have my bond.

Dramatising the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy, The Merchant of Venice contains some of Shakespeare’s most highly-charged scenes. As part of our Shakespeare and Race week, spend a day with other young people participating in workshops and discussions centred on The Merchant of Venice, led by Globe academics and creatives.

Aimed at young people moving from GCSE to A Levels, this one-day course is designed to prepare you for transitioning to a new mode of study, and to introduce you to the unique ways in which Shakespeare’s Globe actively explores texts.

Booking information

Course date
21 August

Course time: 9.30am-5pm including 1 x 60 minute lunch break and 2 x 15 minute breaks

Course fees:
Full rate £120
Early Bird rate (apply before 11.50pm 24 July) £108
Sibling discount (if the same study day is booked more than one at the same time) £114 

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

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If you have any questions regarding the course, please email us.

HAMLET & MACBETH (17–19 YEARS)

What a piece of work is a man…

Aimed at young people moving from A Levels to university, this one-day course is designed to prepare you for transitioning to a new mode of study, and to introduce you to the unique ways in which Shakespeare’s Globe actively explores texts. Spend a day with other young people participating in workshops and discussions centred on Hamlet and Macbeth and led by Globe academics and creatives.

Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.

From its mesmerising first moments to the final fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies – a gripping account of one man’s determination to secure his ambition and pronounced destiny, the crown of Scotland, by whatever means necessary.

Booking information

Course date
27 August

Course time: 9.30am-5pm including 1 x 60 minute lunch break and 2 x 15 minute breaks

Course fees:
Full rate £120
Early Bird rate (apply before 11.50pm 24 July) £108
Sibling discount (if the same study day is booked more than one at the same time) £114 

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

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If you have any questions regarding the course, please email us.

KING LEAR & OTHELLO (17–19 YEARS)

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.

Aimed at young people moving from A Levels to university, this one-day course is designed to prepare you for transitioning to a new mode of study, and to introduce you to the unique ways in which Shakespeare’s Globe actively explores texts. Spend a day with other young people participating in workshops and discussions centred on King Lear and Othello and led by Globe academics and creatives.

With its racing concentrated plot and intense dramatic details, Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most exciting, atmospheric and heart-breaking plays. By introducing to early 17th-century England a black character as complex as Othello, it is also one of his most extraordinary imaginative achievements.

King Lear’s failure to anticipate the consequences of his actions unleashes a flood or horrors that no-one anticipates in Shakespeare’s tragedy of madness and betrayal. The play’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.

Booking information

Course date
12 August

Course time: 9.30am-5pm including 1 x 60 minute lunch break and 2 x 15 minute breaks

Course fees:
Full rate £120
Early Bird rate (apply before 11.50pm 24 July) £108
Sibling discount (if the same study day is booked more than one at the same time) £114 

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

BOOK NOW

If you have any questions regarding the course, please email us.

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