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 »

Cheek by Jowl: The Winter’s Tale

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Members of the BSA may be interested in Cheek by Jowl’s recent production of The Winter’s Tale, available for viewing below: There is also a complimentary education pack to go with the production, for ages 14+. Teachers or students who would like the pack, should...
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BSA Bulletin for April 2017 and Shakespeare’s Birthday

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Michael Bogdanov (1938-2017) The BSA is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Michael Bogdanov, an outstanding director of Shakespeare and longtime friend to the Association. Michael served on our Honorary Fellowship Committee, and, most recently, gave a memorable plenary...
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Peter Hulme in conversation with John Drakakis

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The following conversation between John Drakakis (JD), emeritus professor of English at the University of Stirling, and Peter Hulme (PH), emeritus professor of Literature at the University of Essex took place at Lancaster University on 13th March 2017. Members of the BSA may...
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Michael Bogdanov

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The BSA is sorry to hear of the death of Michael Bogdanov, an outstanding director of Shakespeare and friend to the association, who served on our Honorary Fellowship Committee. Our thoughts are with his family.
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Programme and Registration Forms for our Teachers’ Conference!

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The BSA is pleased to announce that the programme and registration form for our teachers’ conference this summer are now available. Download Programme Download Registration Form Full details for this event continue below: Teachers’ Conference: Shakespeare and Creativity...
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York International Shakespeare Festival

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13-20 May 2017 Public Talks Venue and Booking The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building (University of York) – unless otherwise indicated For how to book: https://www.york.ac.uk/hrc/whats-on/yisf/ Monday 15 May 2017 6pm – 7pm     ‘Hamlet’s Elsinore and Elsinore’s Hamlet’...
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Teaching Shakespeare: Readers have their say

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In late 2016, members of the British Shakespeare Association, specifically readers of and contributors to Teaching Shakespeare, were invited via links in email newsletters and on Twitter and Facebook to complete a ten-minute online survey on their experiences of using the...
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BSA Bulletin for March 2017

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Announcing our Honorary Fellows for 2017 The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. The Fellowships Committee chaired by Andrew Jarvis is now proud to announce that the BSA Honorary Fellows for 2017 are Sarah Stanton, formerly Publisher,...
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2017 Honorary Fellowships Awarded

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The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that its 2017 Honorary Fellowship Awards are to be given to Sarah Stanton, formerly Publisher, Shakespeare and early modern literary studies for Cambridge University Press,  and to the leading Shakespearean actor Adrian...
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Shakespeare Karaoke

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Full details are available on: www.shakespearekaraoke.com  
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