The Fulbright AIFS Summer Institute with Globe Education is a three-week cultural and academic programme dedicated to acting and understanding Shakespeare's texts on-site at the Globe Theatre.

Founded by the American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.

Together, the Globe, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

This Summer Institute focuses on:

  • Material and cultural contexts of early modern drama
  • History and construction of the original and reconstructed Globe Theatres
  • Current and historic value of Shakespearean drama
  • Shakespeare's texts and language
  • Theatre production, performance space and practice
  • Relationship between actors and audience at the Globe

The syllabus is informed by plays in the current Globe Theatre repertory.

Highlights

Students will participate in workshops on:

  • Combat and swordplay
  • Movement
  • Dance
  • Design

 Students will be able to:

  • Work alongside theatre practitioners at the Globe
  • Watch performances at the Globe Theatre
  • Access Shakespeare’s Globe Library and Archive
  • Participate in scene rehearsals
  • Receive up to three credits to transfer to their home institution

Previous cultural programmes have included:

  • Guided city tour of London
  • Cricket match
  • Day trip to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Theatre trips to see Wicked and Phantom of the Opera
  • Ballet viewing of Romeo and Juliet

Students may need to pay a small fee for some cultural activities. 

The course ends with a scene performance from the students, followed by a farewell mixer with AIFS staff.