Courses at Stratford Festival

We offer two courses for university credit in partnership with the universities of Guelph, Windsor; Brock University; and St. Jerome’s University (affiliated with the University of Waterloo). Courses are offered during the Summer Day session between July - August.
  • Learn on site with renowned theatre coaches at an internationally acclaimed theatre festival and company
  • Attend Shakespeare productions  and gain practical tools to analyze, personalize and perform a piece of classical text
  • Develop techniques and exercises to prepare your  body, breath and voice for acting and rehearsing

Shakespeare in Performance 3206G
An historical, theoretical, and analytical introduction to Shakespeare's plays in performance. This course focuses on specific problems related to past productions and to those in the current Stratford Festival season. Class meets for three hours a day, five afternoons a week, and includes attendance at Shakespeare productions. Summer Day only.

Voice and Text 3207G (co-requisite 3206G)
A workshop in which students will experience, with simple, practical exercises, the ways in which Festival actors develop and maintain their voices and explore various aspects of the text they are performing. The class meets for three hours, four mornings a week. Taught by Stratford Festival staff. Summer Day only.

Limited enrollment. Students must contact the Department for permission to register.