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You will be able to draw on expertise at both King's and Shakespeare's Globe, studying Shakespeare close to the types of theatres for which he wrote and just a stone's throw from where his plays were originally performed. At the Globe you will learn about early modern playhouses, audiences, performance practices and get to play on the stage and at King's you will cover early modern drama and other literary genres, examining Shakespeare alongside his contemporaries.
In this course you have advanced study of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the context of the facilities and opportunities provided by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and by King's. This course provide a thorough knowledge of early modern drama, particularly Shakespearean drama, in its material and institutional contexts and deal grounding for further academic work and for work in arts administration, theatre, education, publishing.
The degree is offered jointly by King’s and Globe Education, allowing you to capitalise on the academic and practical expertise of both of these institutions.
At the Globe you will take two compulsory module and at King’s you will take a critical methodologies module (‘Working with Early Modern Literary Texts’), which includes training in palaeography (the study of ancient writing systems and the deciphering and dating of manuscripts) and bibliography, along with one optional module Students can study the entire MA Shakespeare and Theatre by distance learning Studying at a distance is not the lonely experience it may once have been. but you will also be expected to purchase or borrow copies of essential texts that are in order to complete the coursework and essays to an appropriate standard..
Through this degree you will pursue advanced study of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, making use of the facilities and opportunities provided by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and by King's. You will develop a detailed knowledge of early modern drama, particularly Shakespearean drama.
Our modules are assessed entirely through coursework, typically a 4,000-word essay for 20-credit modules and 8,000 to 10,000 words for a 40-credit module.