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 here at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
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.
Online sessions include curated live and selected pre-recorded video material.
AN INTERACTIVE TOUR OF 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.
LIVE SEMINARS AND LECTURES
Our Globe scholars, Professor Farah Karim-Cooper and Dr Will Tosh, will work with you to deliver seminars and lectures tailored to the content of your module.
LIVE WORKSHOPS WITH OUR FACULTY
Sessions offered in ‘Globe Performance Practice’, ‘Verse Speaking’, ‘Movement’, ‘Voice’, or practical explorations of themes relevant to your module – such as ‘Commedia’ or ‘Intimacy in Shakespeare’s Plays’.
RECORDED ‘IN CONVERSATION’ SESSIONS WITH A GLOBE DIRECTOR AND GLOBE ACTOR.
Two series of three videos that investigate the requirements for directing or acting at the Globe, thinking about space, architecture, audiences and text.
To ‘Globe Performance Practice’ and ‘Globe Audiences’.
From October onwards we will be expanding our range of sessions to also include the following videos.
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.
STAGING THE TEMPEST INDOORS
Shakespeare’s great late play was written for performance in the indoor Blackfriars playhouse. What does it mean 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?
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 production’s use of space, candlelight, and darkness.
DIRECTING IN THE SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE
Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe) and Blanche McIntyre discuss the challenges and opportunities presented when working with Shakespeare’s texts in an archetypal Jacobean theatre.
FILMED IN THE GLOBE THEATRE
GLOBE PERFORMANCE PRACTICE
What are the particular skills needed to perform at the Globe, in the open air in front of sixteen hundred people? Learn how to give shape and texture to a performance and make Shakespeare’s words impactful in the 21st century using the same tools as early modern actors: a body and a voice.
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.
ACTING AT THE GLOBE
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.
ACCESSING VIDEOS OF PRODUCTIONS
There are many ways other ways to stream content and videos from Shakespeare’s Globe.