Bath Spa University: Performing Shakespeare

InstitutionBath Spa University
Department College of Liberal Arts
Telephone 01225 875875
Study type Taught


A practical and contextual course for aspiring performers, directors and teachers.

- Examine Shakespeare's theatre through a variety of workshops, masterclasses, off-site visits, production work and more.

- Take advantage of our industry links, opportunities to network and collaborate, field trips and intensive training opportunities.

- Opportunities for additional training include a two-week residency at Shakespeare's Globe and an accreditation in combat.

If you’re interested in the performance of Shakespeare and want to study the original and contemporary practices, then this MA is for you. You’ll take part in actor training and research seminars, leading to presentations and performances using our indoor and outdoor theatres on campus and in Bath city centre.

You’ll develop production and networking skills, building a theatre company and a professional profile. We’ll give you opportunities to take your work to external venues as part of your studies. With opportunities to work with BA Acting and Drama students, you’ll get the experience as an actor to lead workshops and as a researcher who can work in productions. We place emphasis on practice- based work. You’ll take part in workshops on voice, text, movement and directing in our state-of-the-art studios.

Our graduates have become producers; actors; teachers; and PhD students. Other students have set up their own theatre companies.


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