United Kingdom, Cambridge

University of Cambridge Shakespeare Summer Programme

when 31 July 2016 - 13 August 2016
duration 2 weeks

The Shakespeare Summer Programme offers a rich collection of courses, lectures, and special events. You can discuss the power, beauty, and meaning of Shakespeare plays with leading academics; discover connections and the wider world of Elizabethan culture; attend productions and recitals; and explore aspects of performance, including - if you wish - workshop exercises led by a professional actor and director.

The academic programme
• Four special subject courses (two for each week)
• Plenary lecture series
• Evening talks

Special subject courses
Courses are taught by a team of experts in the field, all of whom are excellent communicators. They combine the Cambridge tradition of close attention to words on the page with the alertness to questions of performance which is so vital in approaching Shakespeare. Our teaching style reaches out to engage the experience and the response of those participating, whose enthusiasm, openness and curiosity give the programme its unique atmosphere.

Plenary lectures
You attend a plenary lecture each teaching day. These lectures are given by distinguished guest speakers.

Evening talks
These talks and events are broader in scope, aiming to stimulate new pleasures and insights through the exchange of experience and ideas.

Course leader

Dr Fred Parker

Target group

We welcome applications from all adult learners including university students, professionals and those with other experience who have an interest in the subject, regardless of educational background.

Course aim


Credits info

The University of Cambridge does not use a credit system for the awarding of its internal degrees, and cannot award credit directly for its International Summer Programmes. Students wishing to obtain credit as a result of our evaluation should consult their own institutions in advance about the acceptability of the Summer Programmes evaluation for credit purposes.

Fee info

GBP 0: See website: http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/intsummer