Welcome to the British Shakespeare Association

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 »

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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Flute Theatre Company

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the work of Flute Theatre, detailed below:   ★★★★ “Ground breaking Shakespeare… a unique theatrical experience –  genuinely puts the sense of play back into Shakespeare” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on The Tempest ★★★★ “Rare...
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Teaching Shakespeare News

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On 30th June 2017, Sarah Olive gave a presentation on the impact beyond academia of Teaching Shakespeare to a committee in the Department of Education, University of York. Present were Baroness Morris of Yardley; Anthony Tomei CBE, Director of the Salters’ Institute; and...
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BSA Bulletin for July and August 2017

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NEWS FROM THE TRUSTEES CALL FOR PAPERS: British Shakespeare Association annual conference: Shakespeare Studies Today, Queen’s University Belfast, 14-17 June 2018 Shakespeare Studies is one of the most rich and dynamic areas of interdisciplinary enquiry. It embraces historical...
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Trustee Elections: Meet the Candidates

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Members of the BSA are asked to read the following candidate profiles carefully, before voting for up to six of the eight nominees. The password for access to the voting system will have been sent to all members in the most recent bulletin. Voting closes at noon on 31st August....
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Call for Papers: 2018 BSA Conference

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Shakespeare Studies Today Queen’s University Belfast, 14-17 June 2018 (BSA2018@qub.ac.uk) Shakespeare Studies is one of the most rich and dynamic areas of interdisciplinary enquiry. It embraces historical explorations of Shakespeare’s canon, ranges across four hundred years of...
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A Review of Macbeth (dir. Kit Monkman, 2017)

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By Alison Findlay (Lancaster University) and Ramona Wray (Queen’s University Belfast) Cast: Mark Rowley (Macbeth), Akiya Henry (Lady Macbeth), Al Weaver (Banquo) and Dai Bradley (Projectionist/Porter). Design: Kimie Nakano. Score: Gregory Spears. Adaptation: Judith Buchanan, Tom...
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Report from the Living and Dying Well in the Early Modern World Conference

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The BSA is proud to have sponsored the Living and Dying Well in the Early Modern World conference at the University of Exeter on 15th and 16th June 2017. The following report is by Bailey Sincox, a PhD student at Harvard University. A postgraduate conference on death in the time...
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£10 Amazon voucher offered in return for your participation in a study of Teaching Shakespeare’s impact

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We are currently carrying out an evaluation of the impact of Teaching Shakespeare, the British Shakespeare Association magazine, which aims to provide support for Shakespeare educators across sectors. This evaluation is being carried out by the editor and founder of the magazine...
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