The Honorary Fellowships scheme was set up by the Board of Trustees in 2011 to receive nominations for the prestigious title of Honorary Fellow of the British Shakespeare Association.
Each year, the Fellowships sub-committee expects to recommend annually the names of two eminent individuals who have made major contributions to one or more of the Association’s main constituencies of activities. The sub-committee, under the chairmanship of Andrew Jarvis, is responsible for selecting appropriate candidates and for recommending their names to the Board of Trustees. Fellows are honoured at special BSA events to which all members are invited.
The sub-committee is also responsible for advising the Board on its policy with regard to the principle of Fellowships and for reviewing and recommending appropriate criteria for selection. The sub-committee’s detailed deliberations are strictly confidential.
2012: Cicely Berry and John Joughin
2013: Terence Hawkes and Stanley Wells
2014: John Russell Brown and R A Foakes
2015: Dame Janet Suzman and Chris Grace
2016: Emeritus Professor Ann Thompson and Emeritus Director of the RSC John Barton