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The Department of English at Western has a strong relationship with  the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Students enrolled in the English department have the opportunity to experience dramatic arts at one of the most renowned theatre companies in the world.

Shakespeare in Performance (English 2042F/G) and Voice and Text in the Theatre (English 2043F/G), provide an intensive introduction to Shakespearean stagecraft with established authorities in the field, and Stratford’s world-renowned voice coaches.

Shakespeare in Performance
Monday, July 21, to Friday, August 8, 2014
A historical, theoretical and analytical introduction to Shakespeare in performance, taught by a university professor, with guests from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival company. Focus will be on current Festival productions of Shakespeare. The class will meet for three hours per day, five afternoons a week, and will include attendance at Shakespeare productions. Auditors welcome.

Voice and Text
Monday, July 21, to Friday, August 8, 2014
In conjunction with "Shakespeare in Performance," students registered in university theatre programs may enroll in an additional voice and text course taught by Stratford Shakespeare Festival coaches. This course will meet for three hours, four mornings per week. Prerequisites required. Enrolment limited; no auditors, please.

For more information and to register, contact Professor Julia Emberley, Chair of Undergraduate Studies: 519.661.2111, ext. 85794, or by email:

As Shakespeare wrote, “The play’s the thing!”


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