Preparation and Programme 2019


Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company website to find out more about the performances.

Play Overview

Date Play Venue
Sunday, 11 August A Midsummer Night's Dream Globe, London
Tuesday, 13 August As You Like It RST, Stratford
Wednesday, 14 August The Taming of the Shrew RST, Stratford
Friday, 16 August Venice Preserved Swan, Stratford
Saturday, 17 August Measure for Measure RST, Stratford

The 2019 programme also includes the following options

  • Introduction to the Globe Theatre, performance workshops in London
  • Pre-performance lectures on the plays
  • Post-performance discussions of the plays
  • Q&A sessions with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • An RSC acting and directing workshop
  • A stage combat class
  • A voice class

Getting Ready in Zurich for the Shakespeare Week

Participants are asked to read the scheduled plays in advance (there will be no time for this in London and Stratford-upon-Avon). We recommend that students participate in the reading sessions preceding the excursion. These sessions will give participants the opportunity to discuss the plays with an advanced student. In the lectures and Q&A sessions in London and Stratford, you will be expected to be familiar with the plays and to have read the full texts. You will need to have your own texts with you (preferably Arden editions).