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Education Program Partner


We have a number of different options for you to bring Stratford to your students whether you are teaching in the classroom or at a distance. Learn more

University Courses 
For-credit courses delivered in partnership with the Universities of Guelph and Windsor, Western, Brock and St. Jerome’s University (affiliated with the University of Waterloo).

May 3-15, 2021 (online)
No class on Sunday
Voice & Text: 9 a.m.-noon
Shakespeare in Performance: 1-4 p.m.

  • Voice & Text: This intensive immersion will focus on acting the language of Shakespeare. The work will be practical in its philosophy and its application, wholly designed to give the aspiring actor a handful of tools with which to explore, personalize and perform Shakespeare’s text. The work takes the form of two major sections, both integral to each other. First, the student will experiment with practical tools to decipher Shakespeare’s language and make it their own. Meanwhile, exercises in voice will encourage and enable the actor to develop those facets of their instrument that allow them to further access, experience and communicate Shakespeare’s language. Students come to the course from varying levels of acting training. Previous acting experience and/or experience with Shakespeare is not necessarily a path to success in the course. Instructors: Martha Farrell (Voice) and Tim Welham (Text)

  • Shakespeare in Performance: This course provides the opportunity for both academic and online experiential learning about Shakespeare's plays. Students will participate in intensive classroom study and discussion; virtual Q&As with cast and creative team members of Stratford Festival shows. Shakespeare in Performance will examine filmed productions of Shakespeare plays in terms of stage history, performance choices, changing reception and social contexts. Instructor: Jacqueline Taucar

Online through Brock University

If you are a student at one of the partner universities, please contact your university to register. 

University of Guelph 
Click here to contact Troy Hourie, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor

University of Windsor
Click here to contact Kristen Power, Administrative Assistant, School of Dramatic Art

Western University
Click here to contact Shelli Hunter, Undergraduate & Outreach Coordinator 

Brock University
Click here to contact Danielle Wilson, Assistant Professor, Theatre 

St. Jerome’s University (affiliated with the University of Waterloo)
Click here to contact Alysia Kolentsis, Associate Professor

If you are not a student at one of the partner universities, please contact the DART Department at

Shakespearean Theatre Conference 
The conference is jointly organized by the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival. The fourth conference is slated for 2022.

The Shakespeare Lecture - McGill
The Shakespeare Lecture  was established in 1992 and is presented in partnership with the Friends of the McGill Library. Events such as the Shakespeare Lecture create a strong presence in the community, and build awareness of the Library’s role in the life and outreach of McGill.