"...actors have a personal connection with dramatic texts, which is distinctive and different from the scholars. Our program gives the actor a unique platform from which to explore with professors and students what he or she does and why it is done. That exciting exchange is what Actors From The London Stage would like to bring to your campus."
Sir Patrick Stewart
"The acting...was exceptional, amazing, electric. The choreography was creative; the timing superb; the stage never static, every moment as precise and sacred as a ballet." – San Antonio Paisano
Hailing from such prestigious UK companies as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, our five actors are uniquely prepared for their week-long dual-focus residency. During their visit to your campus they not only present up to three performances of their self-directed Shakespearean play, but also visit dozens of classrooms for text-focused workshops.
"This week was unbelievable...the most successful, wonderful, exciting, and thoroughly professional experience we could have wished for. We've never had such a response from students and faculty." – Nora Hussey, Wellesley College
In addition to enlivening theatre and English departments, the AFTLS experience can be tailored to enrich coursework across the academic spectrum. Our dynamic, hands-on approach will heighten each student's intellectual curiosity regardless of discipline.
Whether coaching accounting students on successful presentation skills, or instructing law students in the art of persuasion, these workshops promote a campus-wide dialogue inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.
Watch AFTLS on stage and in the classroom.
Fall 2017 - Measure for Measure | Spring 2018 - The Taming of the Shrew
Fall 2018 - Hamlet | Spring 2019 - King Lear