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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 »

The Arts, Activism, and Social Inclusion: York Researchers and Practitioners Showcase, 11 December 2014

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This is a guest post by Hannah Kershaw About the Author Hannah Kershaw is a second-year PhD student, and is supervised by the Department of Politics and the Department on English at the University of York. Twitter: @HCKershaw. The Arts, Activism, and Social Inclusion: York...
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Developing Citizens and Inspiring Activism: The Potential of Shakespeare

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This is a guest post by Chelsea Swift. About the Author Chelsea Swift is a funded PhD student working on reading identities in the Department of Education, University of York and a student affiliate of the Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice there. She can be...
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The Winter’s Tale Reading Retreat

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Members of the BSA and other Shakespearians may be interested in this event, which is being led by Paul Edmondson (one of our trustees), Stanley Wells (one of our honorary fellows), Rowan Williams and Salley Vickers. This is a reading retreat to reflect on the myriad meanings of...
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CFP: Young Shakespeare

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Young Shakespeare: Call for papers The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris from March 19th to 21st, 2015. We welcome proposals discussing all aspects of youth and Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Proposals may address some of the...
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Teaching Shakespeare volume 6

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The sixth volume of Teaching Shakespeare has now been published! This issue explores students’ and teachers’ experience of Shakespeare in Japanese school and higer education classrooms – including law school and life-long learning as well as literarture...
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Romeo and Juliet Support Pack

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Resource pack produced by Stacey Allen, Michael Olsen, Rebecca Sands and Briony Senior, 2nd year undergraduate students on the Teaching Shakespeare module, taught by Dr. Amanda Naylor, a lecturer on the BA English in Education, University of York. Download the Resource Pack! (PDF...
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Borrowing from Shakespeare

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Our members and readers of this website may be interested in the following Guardian Masterclass, entitled ‘Borrowing from Shakespeare': What better way to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday than by plundering his best ideas and passing them off as your own? The...
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Make Shakespeare’s Statue Speak

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The Talking Statues competition is offering the opportunity to give Roubiliiac’s statue of William Shakespeare at the British Library (pictured) a voice. The winning entry will be ‘animated’ by a famous actor and available in situ to the public using QR mobile...
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British Shakespeare Association conference reports

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The British Shakespeare Association’s annual conference took place on July 3rd – 6th at the University of Stirling in Scotland. The conference was attended by hundreds of academics, teachers, practitioners and enthusiasts from around the world. Keynote lectures were...
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Humour in Shakespeare’s Arcadia: Gender, Genre, and Wordplay in Early Modern Comedy (Call for Papers)

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Florence 23rd April 2015 The 2015 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute in Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary and bilingual English-Italian forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year’s...
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