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This Undergraduate Summer School invites you to study Shakespeare intensively and rigorously through academic and practical work with the Shakespeare Institute and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Shakespeare's home town, Stratford-upon-Avon.

1-19 July 2019

We will explore the latest developments and the big questions in Shakespeare Studies, in areas including contemporary performance, textual and historical studies, and cultural studies.

How and why is Shakespeare performed today? How does a play make meaning in performance? What can we learn by studying plays in their historical context? What can Stratford tell us about Shakespeare, both as a historical playwright and as a contemporary cultural icon? Where do our modern texts of 'Shakespeare' come from, and why might that matter to modern readers, scholars or performers?