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 »

Royal Shakespeare Company – Shakespeare Learning Zone

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The RSC has launched its new Shakespeare Learning Zone which contains all kinds of useful information aimed at students and teachers. The website currently covers seven plays regularly performed and studied in schools – and there are plans to add more titles soon. The...
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Back to school Shakespeare resources: helping students and teachers to embrace the ‘S’ word

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What could be more welcome at the start of a new academic year than a bunch of brand new digital resources for teaching Shakespeare? (OK, apart from the half-term holidays). Secondary English teacher Paul Wassell loves helping his students to open up and analyse literary texts,...
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Fellowship Nominations

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An Invitation from the Chair of the BSA Fellowship Committee: The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. This year, 2018, the Fellowship was given solely to Roger Harcourt – for his outstanding work and lifetime’s achievement in the field...
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Roger Harcourt’s Speech at BSA Belfast

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Our newest honorary fellow, Roger Harcourt, has kindly agreed to the publication of the acceptance speech he delivered during the Belfast conference dinner. Download the Speech
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Leeds Meets Shakespeare Video

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In December, Claire Chambers (English, York) and Sarah Olive (Education, York) wrote a post for this blog about the project Leeds Meets Shakespeare. Thursday 21st June saw the concluding celebration for the project at the Carriageworks Theatre. This included a welcome from Tribe...
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Ben Broadribb on the Belfast BSA Conference

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This post originally appeared on medium.com, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of its author. Thanks, Ben! 10 Things I (Most Definitely Didn’t) Hate About BSA Belfast 2018 So, a short preamble, as this is my very first entry here. My name’s Ben Broadribb, and I’m...
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BSA 2019 at Swansea University

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          The British Shakespeare Association and Swansea University are delighted to announce that the 2019 annual conference of the British Shakespeare Association will take place from: 17th to 20th July 2019 The theme is ‘race and nation’; a...
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Call for Conference Organizers: BSA 2021

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The British Shakespeare Association welcomes applications from institutions to host the British Shakespeare Association conference in 2021. This is the largest regular Shakespeare conference in the United Kingdom, bringing together researchers, teachers and theatre practitioners...
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‘Why Shakespeare?’ Launching the BSA’s Performance and Media Branch

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In collaboration with the Actor’s Centre, the British Shakespeare Association is proud to present: Why Shakespeare? 13 October 2018 The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP Why do we keep producing and performing Shakespeare on stage, screen and film? What incentives...
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CFP: Barton, Hall and Shakespeare

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following CFP for a conference co-sponsored by the BSA. BARTON, HALL AND SHAKESPEARE ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES SEPTEMBER 7 / 8 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar and British Shakespeare Association announce a...
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