Bristol, United Kingdom

Shakespeare in Performance

when 28 July 2024 - 17 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 3295

Explore Shakespearean theatre through a range of perspectives, creative practices and performances in the UK’s vibrant performing arts scene.

Our approach combines practical workshops and seminars, archival work and a range of visits and events to enable you to experience the theatrical life of Bristol and beyond:

* You’ll experience a range of practical workshops and thought-provoking lectures and seminars with leading theatre practitioners and academics within the oldest university drama department in the UK.

* You’ll attend theatre performances both in Bristol and further afield, visiting leading national companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

* You’ll be given access to the University’s important Bristol Theatre Collection and its wide-ranging archive of material relating to Shakespeare in performance.

Course leader

Dr. Mark France and other faculty members of the University of Bristol's Department of Theatre, as well as local performing arts creatives and experts.

Target group

We welcome undergraduate students from any academic background who have an interest in performing arts, critical interpretation of the text, Shakespeare, and the UK theatre scene.

Course aim

Starting with Early Modern theatre practice, you’ll explore developments in Shakespearean acting from the 1600s to the contemporary theatre, Shakespearean adaptations for stage and screen, and directing Shakespeare.

In doing so, you’ll develop your understanding and critical perspective towards Shakespearean performance and examine how and why these works continue to be staged in the fast-changing world of today.

Credits info

10 EC
10 University of Bristol credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 2.5-3 US semester credits.

Fee info

GBP 3295: The programme fee includes:
* All tuition, theatre tickets, and workshop costs;
* Single-room university residence accommodation, with a half-board meal package throughout;
* 24-7 support from the Bristol Summer team, as well as University of Bristol student leaders, who are also available to help with your questions and lead activities;
* An exciting social programme, including trips within and outside of Bristol (including London and Stratford Upon Avon) to watch performances and engage in theatre-based workshops.


A 10% discount is available to University of Bristol Study Abroad partners, applicants from International Partnership Universities and any students who apply by the early-bird deadline of 1st March 2024.

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