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[IMAGE] Photograph by Pete Le May of the Globe Theatre from the outside, showing the the theatre, and audience members awaiting entry whilst following new social distancing rules and covid safety procedure

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'The summer still doth tend upon my state; and I do love thee: therefore, go with me'

The summer, sunshine and reopening of theatres is bringing a buzz back to the Globe, and the Education department has a hive of activities to offer you online, in-school and finally, on site (and Covid-safe of course)!

Our workshop programme for schools, Lively Action, returns to our wooden ‘O’ from 22 June until the end of the summer term. With many schools having already booked, we cannot wait for the students’ cheer and excited faces to join us back in the building. Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank also returns with free performances for London and Birmingham schools, workshops and CPD’s. Tickets are free and qualifying schools can apply now. 

Looking forward, we have a range of exciting CPD’s coming up in July. On 19 June, join our free online Anti-Racist CPD for A Level teachers, sponsored by King's College University, focusing on King Lear and The Tempest

We are so excited to begin working on site once again and hope to see you in person soon!

In this edition:

⭕Teaching Anti-Racist Shakespeare
⭕ Life and Activities Return to the Globe - Get Involved
⭕ In Brief: News From Us

Teaching Anti-Racist Shakespeare. 

[IMAGE] Joseph Marcell as Lear in the Globe on Tour production of Kin Lear in 2013, photograph taken by Ellie Kurttz


We have partnered with King’s College London to provide a free CPD workshop on building an anti-racist approach to teaching Shakespeare for A Level English and Drama teachers. The workshop takes place on 19 June and is open for registration now

Drawing on The Tempest and King Lear, the plays will be examined through the lens of anti-racism and the outsider, and look at how we can identify parallel occurrences in contemporary society.

This workshop is supported by KCL’s Race Equality and Inclusive Education Fund 20/21, KCL’s English Department and the London Shakespeare Centre, as part of the university’s commitment to addressing social challenges produced by racism.

[IMAGE] Red background with white and black fingerprints dotted over, white Globe logo in the corner and text reading: Anti- racist Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream and a play button


We have recently launched a new series,
Anti-Racist Shakespeare: Perspectives on the Plays, exploring the links between race, social justice and Shakespeare. 

The first event, focusing on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is now available to watch for free, with actor and activist Aldo Billingslea and scholar Vanessa Corredera in conversation with Professor Farah Karim-Cooper, the Globe’s Co-Director of Education.

Future webinars will dive into the other plays in the Globe’s Summer 2021 season, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night.

Anti-racist Shakespeare: Perspectives on the Plays
is supported by Cambridge University Press.

CPD: Upcoming Online Events.

Our online CPDs offer a practical toolkit for teaching Shakespeare, supporting you and making it as accessible as possible in the classroom. 

Led by an experienced Globe Education Practitioner via Zoom, you will learn exciting techniques to engage students with Shakespeare and boost your confidence in analysing language, characters, themes and the text in performance - all from the comfort of your own home!

Life and Activities Return to the Globe.


Why not end your summer term with the magic of the Globe? Featuring a fun practical workshop, focused on any Shakespeare play of your choice, and facilitated by our wonderful practitioners on site, it'll be sure to stimulate young minds of all ages.

Expect a 90 minute experience, complete with an introductory tour and workshop. We have two timeslots available at present: 10.15am and 12.15pm.

At just £10 per UK-based student (£12 for International students), it’s an irresistible offer to get your students passionate about learning before the next academic year.

[IMAGE] Photograph of excited primary school pupils in a Lively Action workshop, on the guided tour of the Globe, coming through the mainstage doors onto the stage with their workshop leader
[IMAGE] Pink background, with shadow of a character with horns from A Midsummer Night's Dream in the foreground and the Globe logo, butterflies and greenery, text reads: Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: A Midsummer Night's Dream
[IMAGE] Audience of children/young adults in school uniforms watching a Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank performance from the Yard, confetti is falling, they are looking up and smiling, one girl in particular is slightly facing the camera and smiling whilst reaching up to the confetti


Our annual Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production performances have now been rescheduled for 28 September to 13 October, following being postponed in March.

State schools in London and Birmingham can now apply for free tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production, directed by Sean Holmes, reopened the Globe last month to much praise. The Guardian has described it as ‘an escapist treat… powered by youthful glee’ and The i as ‘a much-needed shot of hope and adrenaline’, so we think it will be the perfect way to get your students back to seeing live theatre. 

Watch the trailer.

The performances are accompanied by CPD's for teachers, workshops for students and online resources.

Schools outside of London and Birmingham and independent schools can take advantage of £15 tickets to shows in our Summer 2021 season.  

In Brief. 

[IMAGE] School Travel Awards 2020/21 logo with text reading: Winner - Best Venue for English Learning

For the second year in a row, we have been awarded 'Best Venue for English Learning' at the School Travel Awards! 
Learn more about what makes our venue award-winning by checking out our website below.

We are thrilled to announce the new Co-Directors of our world-leading Education department, Professor Farah Karim-Cooper and Lucy Cuthbertson.
Read more about their phenomenal work over the past year and their plans for the future of the department.

[IMAGE] Young children involved in a Globe run session, getting into character in the practical studio


Why not partner up with the Globe to help run your summer school catch up sessions?

We can help bring the drama straight to your doorstep or online, with our Globe Practitioners running dynamic and lively sessions to raise students’ confidence, communication and of course igniting a passion and curiosity for Shakespeare.

We can help plan and run sessions based on learning objectives you set for a few hours or for up to two weeks of delivery, so why not get in touch?