Directing for the Globe Theatre: 3 Day Course

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Explore the unique playing conditions of the open-air Globe Theatre and develop your craft as a director with this intensive three day course.

Guided by theatre director Professor Rob Swain, you’ll have the chance to explore the unparalleled relationship between actor, audience, and architecture in the Globe, and discover how this impacts our understanding of Shakespeare’s texts.

You’ll be introduced to approaches to directing in the theatre and work with fellow directors to explore practical ways to create work in this distinctive space. The course will also include sessions on voice, movement and text, and a Q&A with a Globe director. The course culminates with each director having the opportunity to direct two professional actors in a short scene under candlelight.

This course will provide a safe and supportive space to explore, play and connect creatively, guided by our expert Globe faculty and is suitable for directors with some experience working with Shakespeare.

Directing for the Globe Theatre: 3 Day Course is only available to registered members of The Studio at Shakespeare’s Globe community Log in to book or  find out more about joining The Studio at Shakespeare’s Globe.


  £400 per person

Two fully comped bursary places are available and allocated via lottery one month in advance of the course. Please email to register your interest in a bursary place.

This event is on-site

Duration: Approx 10-6pm per day inclusive of 1 hour lunch break

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