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. To provide a thorough knowledge of early modern drama, particularly Shakespearean drama, in its material and institutional contexts. Ideal grounding for further academic work and for work in the arts, theatre, education, publishing, etc.
The degree is offered jointly by King's and Globe Education. You will take a compulsory module at Shakespeare's Globe, 'Renaissance Playhouse Practice', which includes workshops on the Globe stage and formal seminars; a critical methodologies module ('Working with Early Modern Literary Texts') at King's, which includes training in palaeography and bibliography; and two optional modules at King's which you may choose from the list provided (see examples below).
You will also write a dissertation between May and September, supervised either at King's or at the Globe, depending on the chosen subject.
for further details of this unique programme.
Professor Gordon McMullan, MA in Shakespeare Studies Convenor, tel 020 7848 2177
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand Campus and Shakespeare's Globe.
Recent graduates have gone on to PhDs at King's and at the Universities of Cambridge, Columbia and New York and at CUNY and subsequently to academic jobs at Cambridge and in North Carolina; to work in arts administration at e.g. Globe Education, National Theatre, Barbican, English National Opera; to edit for publishers in the US and UK.
Year of entry 2013