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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 »

BSA Bulletin for December 2016

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British Shakespeare Association Panels, ‘Shared Futures’, English Association and University English Conference, Newcastle 5-7 July 2017 The BSA invites members—teachers, theatre practitioners, enthusiasts, academics—to participate in a series of three Shakespeare panels we will...
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Join our panels at the ‘Shared Futures’ conference!

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The BSA invites members – teachers, theatre practitioners, enthusiasts, academics – to participate in a series of three Shakespeare panels we will be running at the Shared Futures conference in Newcastle from 5th to 7th July 2017: ‘Why Shakespeare Now?’ (Chair: Susan Anderso...
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BSA Bulletin for November 2016

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Subscription to Shakespeare (Routledge): upcoming renewal deadline, 30th November Members of the BSA in good standing who wish to subscribe to our world-leading academic journal, Shakespeare, at the reduced rate of £15 are advised to do so before 30th November. They will need to...
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CFP: Offensive Shakespeare

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Call for papers Offensive Shakespeare conference Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 24th May 2017 Sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association                                                                                  Keynote speakers: Prof. Douglas Lanier...
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BSA Bulletin for October 2016

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BSA conference 2016 in Hull: ‘Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives’ The BSA conference was an enormous success, and the organising committee were heartily congratulated by the Board of Trustees and the delegates who came from all over the world to...
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Othello on Trial

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A Theatre in Education Project, by Adrian Howe Othello on Trial (or the Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife) is the first play in a planned Theatre in Education trilogy. The project is designed to engage what Edward Said called the ‘extra-academic outside world’, especially young...
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Teaching Shakespeare 10 is out!

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I’m pleased to announce that the tenthissue of Teaching Shakespeare, with articles about Bardolph’s Box, Shakespeare in Korea and much else, is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF You can read back issues of Teaching Shakespeare elsewhere on...
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Act2Cam’s ‘Fever of the Mind’ and ‘Caliban’

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Visit the Act2Cam website here: http://www.act2cam.com/ Let me be clear. This DVD is not all about Shakespeare, it is about mental health and the issues faced by young people in our modern world. However, what this film does do for Shakespeare is add another answer to the...
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Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

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The following residential course may be of interests to members of the BSA.   Interpreting Shakespeare! Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory offers a week-long residential course in Shakespeare interpretation for the adult reader: King Lear 21st – 25th November 2016...
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First Impressions: Teaching Shakespeare with a Purpose by Ayanna Thompson and Laura Turchi

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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. 15-minute reviewer: Paul Young In a nutshell, this book is about: Moving the teaching of Shakespeare away from...
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