Study at Stratford Festival with renowned theatre coaches

May 3-15, 2021 (ONLINE)

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 Intersession for two weeks in May.

  • 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

Housing and transportation are not provided by Western. Please click here to view a list of student-friendly accommodation options in Stratford. Once class begins, students are encouraged to reach out to fellow classmates for possible carpool arrangements.

Theatre Studies 3206G - Shakespeare in Performance

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 usually meets for three hours a day, six afternoons a week (Mon-Sat, Sun off), and usually includes attendance at Shakespeare productions. Limited enrollment. THEATRE STUDIES 3206G RUNS CONCURRENTLY WITH THEATRE STUDIES 3207G. Intersession only.

Theatre Studies 3207G - Voice and Text in the Theatre (co-requisite TS3206G)

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 usually meets for three hours, six mornings a week (Mon-Sat, Sun off). Taught by voice, text, and dialect coaches from Stratford Festival. Limited enrollment. THEATRE STUDIES 3207G RUNS CONCURRENTLY WITH THEATRE STUDIES 3206G. STUDENTS TAKING THEATRE STUDIES 3207G MUST ALSO BE REGISTERED IN THEATRE STUDIES 3206G. Intersession only.

To learn more about 2021 courses click here or contact
To get permission to enrol in the courses contact Professor M.J. Kidnie.