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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 »

First Impressions: Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique by Mark Monday

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This post is part of a series of brief, ‘first impression’ reviews of books on Shakespeare in Education. Look out for others posted to the BSA’s Education Network Blog. Name of reviewing team: Katherine In a Nutshell, this book is about: Methods and techniques (Chekhov...
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Shakespeare’s Emotions, Lost and Found

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On Friday, November 17th, more than 60 Shakespeare students, scholars, theatre practitioners, and enthusiasts gathered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Other Place Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to discuss emotion in Shakespeare’s plays. This educational event, call...
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Shakespeare Schools Foundation – A Festival journey

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By Stuart Rathe Stuart Rathe is Education Manager for Shakespeare Schools Foundation. In this posting he writes about his involvement in the Shakespeare Schools Festival – both as a Teacher Director and ‘on the other side of the curtain’ working as part the Festival itself. In a...
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First Impressions: Biographic Shakespeare by Viv Croot

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This post is part of a series of brief, ‘first impression’ reviews of books on Shakespeare in Education. Look out for others posted to the BSA’s Education Network Blog. Name of reviewing team: Daisy  In a Nutshell, this book is about: Familiarizing readers with the authors of...
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Introducing Hamlet and Henry V through Penny Marchal’s Renaissnace Man

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By Yuto Koizumi Yuto Koizumi is an Associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He teaches at the Institute of Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His postgraduate research, on Shakespearean cinema, was undertaken at Waseda University. He also received an M.A....
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Teaching Shakespeare 13 is out!

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We are pleased to announce that the thirteenth issue of Teaching Shakespeare, a special guest take-over issue, is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF You can read back issues of Teaching Shakespeare elsewhere on this website.
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Shakespeare’s Emotions, Lost and Found

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Shakespeare’s emotions, lost and found Nov. 17, 4.30-6pm The Other Place, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/shakespeares-emotions-lost-and-found/ This free event, supported by the...
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BSA Bulletin for October and November 2017

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NEWS FROM THE TRUSTEES 2017 Annual General Meeting and Honorary Fellowships award ceremony, The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 4November, 2 to 5pm All members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting, which will commence at 2pm in the Shakespeare Centre,...
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Barriers to learning in CHE?

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At the major English: Shared Futures conference in Newcastle in July, Lindy Rudd was one of the speakers on a panel convened by the British Shakespeare Association to consider aspects of teaching Shakespeare’s works across all sectors of education. Lindy works in the...
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The First Playhouse at Drury Lane Symposium Report

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Earlier this year, the BSA was pleased to sponsor the following event at the London Metropolitan Archives. Lynne Wainwright reports on how it went. On the 9th September 2017, The First Playhouse in Drury Lane: a symposium on the Cockpit-Phoenix was held at the London Metropolitan...
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