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The British Shakespeare Association is a professional association of teachers, researchers, theatre practitioners, writers and enthusiasts. The BSA is a registered charity and its aims are educational – ‘to promote and foster a better understanding of Shakespeare and his work’. Read more about us »

Reading Shakespeare When He Was New: The Earliest Printed Texts

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LECTURE AND LATE VIEW Thursday 24 April, 6.00 pm-8.00 pm What was it like to read a newly published play by Shakespeare?  Dr Emma Smith, Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, discusses Shakespeare in print during his lifetime. Was the playwright really as popular as we assume? What...
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Shakespeare in Italy summer school

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The Shakespeare in Italy  Summer School will be held from 12-26th July 2014 in the lovelywalled city of Urbino, which is tucked away in the hills near Italy’s upper Adriatic coast. The summer school will be taught, at the invitation of the University of Urbino, by four leading...
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