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.
Students will participate in workshops on:
- Combat and swordplay
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.