Our online higher education sessions are unique to Shakespeare’s Globe and informed by years of performance and research in our playhouses.
This page lists our online options for higher education institutions. You can also register your interest and find out more about programmes being delivered online.
Our multi-modal package of high quality online higher education resources consists of curated live sessions and selected pre-recorded material, all delivered by our scholars, faculty and artists.
In our teaching, we encourage students to explore the relationship between the audience, actor and architecture, and think about how this impacts on our understanding of Shakespeare’s texts. What we call ‘Globe Performance Practice’ has a vital life online as well as in person.
We will work with you to weave online content into the arc of your module – whether it has a performance, literary, social or historical focus. Alternatively, we can curate a standalone course or module for your students. We can deliver either through your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or through our own platforms.
Sessions are priced between £210 and £550.
Pricing variations take into account student numbers, the form of the material chosen, levels of interactivity and delivery location.
Discounted packages are available for multi session courses.
AN INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBE THEATRE
Learn about the historic 1599 playhouse and the twentieth-century reconstruction from a member of our faculty, ask questions and engage in discussion with your tour leader.
UNDERSTANDING THE THEATRE SPACES LECTURE
Discover the social and historical context for early modern theatres as our Globe scholars introduce the unique and historically evocative Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and discuss theatre architecture as a shaping influence on the creation of drama
GLOBE PERFORMANCE PRACTICE OR INDOOR PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS
These live, practical workshops let students share in discoveries made by our faculty when working in our playhouses. Suitable for English Department and Acting students alike, participants explore the connection between text and space.
SPECIALIST LECTURE, SEMINARS OR WORKSHOPS
Work with us to create bespoke lectures and seminars for your modules. Or invite our voice, movement and text practitioners into your classrooms or rehearsal rooms.
RECORDED IN THE GLOBE THEATRE
GLOBE PERFORMANCE PRACTICE
What is ‘Globe style’ performance? Is there such a thing? Discover how to bring Shakespeare’s text to life by thinking about the unique relationship between actor and audience that his plays require.
Shakespeare’s Globe artists Mark Rylance, Claire van Kampen, Jenni Tiramani and Tim Carroll developed an artistic approach that utilised rigorously historical techniques in music, clothing and comportment. Learn more about Original Practices with a performer who worked with this original team.
MAKING WORK AT THE GLOBE TODAY
Join Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry and Associate Artist director Federay Holmes for a discussion chaired by Dr Will Tosh, as they reveal their approaches to making work at the Globe today.
RECORDED IN THE SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE
INDOOR PERFORMANCE PRACTICE
Since the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened in 2014, Globe artists have developed specific skills for acting indoors and under candle light. Learn how an awareness of indoor theatricality can expand our understanding of works including Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale.
IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE TERRY – STAGING LADY MACBETH INDOORS
Shakespeare’s Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry played Lady Macbeth in an acclaimed production directed by Rob Hastie in 2018. Here, she discusses this landmark show’s use of space, candlelight, and darkness with the Globe’s Head of Higher Education and Research, Professor Farah Karim-Cooper.
DIRECTING AT THE SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE
Professor Farah Karim-Cooper and Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe) discuss the challenges and opportunities presented when working with Shakespeare’s texts in an archetypal Jacobean theatre.
STAGING THE TEMPEST INDOORS
Shakespeare’s great late play was written for performance in the indoor Blackfriars playhouse. Join Professor Farah Karim-Cooper and Dr Will Tosh in a lively discussion with Professor Lucy Munro (King’s College London) on what it means to think about a play in the context of its early performance space, and what prompts for modern staging decisions might lie within the text.
DIRECTING AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
Acclaimed director Blanche McIntyre discusses her work at Shakespeare’s Globe, on the outdoor stage and in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
LIGHTING IN THE INDOOR PLAYHOUSE
Candlelight comes in many forms, and we look at effects created by torches, tapers, lanterns and candelabra. Discover how early modern writers altered their craft for indoor performances, and how candles changed the theatre form.
MARVELLOUS SWEET MUSIC – MUSIC LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION
Learn about the vital importance of music to Shakespeare and his contemporaries from one of the Globe’s own expert musicians. This lecture and practical instrument demonstration includes examples of extant music from the sixteenth century.
DRESSING SHAKESPEARE’S ACTORS – CLOTHING LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION
Historical dress expert Hattie Barsby reveals all about the ‘Original Practices’ experiments in early modern clothing at the Globe, and takes your students through the complex process of early modern dressing – from smock to ruff.
RECORDED AT HOME
RECORDED ‘IN CONVERSATION’ SESSIONS WITH A GLOBE DIRECTOR
This three-part film investigates the requirements for directing at the Globe, by thinking about space, architecture, audiences and text.
RECORDED INTRODUCTION TO GLOBE AUDIENCES
Hear about historical audiences, and spectators at Shakespeare’s Globe today, from an experienced Globe actor and Education practitioner.
ACCESSING VIDEOS OF PRODUCTIONS
There are many ways other ways to stream content and videos from Shakespeare’s Globe.
‘It was a chance to speak to someone who has worked in theatre and allowed us to really understand the ways in which speech worked in the play and how it would differ, had the actors been in different places or spoken in different emphasis. ‘
– Queen Mary University of London Student
‘We continue to be inspired and energized by the work that we did with the Globe professionals – from the lectures to the performance workshops, this was a transformative experience for these young theatre artists.’
– Professor Chrissy Calkins Steele, Principia College
‘The recorded content and live lecture and Q&A took the students and the teaching team out of the virtual classroom and their familiar surroundings to a new online space where they could imagine the plays being performed: they provided them with tools to think about them as much more than words on a page, and us with fresh points of reference’
– Professor David Colclough, Queen Mary University of London
‘One of my best experiences after shifting to remote teaching was working with Shakespeare’s Globe. The live and recorded sessions added so much to my course’s experience that I hope we will continue to have this opportunity even after travel resumes.’
– Professor Jessica C. Murphy, The University of Texas at Dallas