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 »

Shakespeare Now

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following event, which is part of the Books Unbound festival in Hammersmith on 25th and 26th June 2016. Shakespeare Now Saturday 25 June, 4pm Join Dr Pamela Bickley and Dr Jenny Stevens in a lively interactive session as they discuss...
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‘Shakespeare and Saddlebags’, an interactive story app

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The following is a guest post by the creator of Shakespeare and Saddlebags. We will be publishing a review of the app shortly.   As the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death approached, the Gingersnap team knew we wanted to mark the occasion by creating one of our unique...
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The Power behind the Crone

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The following event may be of interest to BSA members. RADA FESTIVAL 2016: The Power Behind the Crone Created and performed by Alison Skilbeck Directed by Tim Hardy Gielgud Theatre Wed 22 Jun, 2:00pm; Mon 27 Jun, 9:00pm £10/ £5 concession ‘There are no good parts in Shakespeare...
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Knighthood for Stanley Wells

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The British Shakespeare Association congratulates Sir Stanley Wells on receiving his well-deserved knighthood. Sir Stanley is one of the most distinguished Shakespeareans in the country and it is only fitting that he should received this honour during the year of...
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Applications invited for the Position of Chair

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The Board of the British Shakespeare Association is looking to appoint a new leadership team from September 2016 onwards. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Board of the BSA during the year of Shakespeare’s quarter-centenary and help take the BSA forward. We are...
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Signs of Childness Symposium

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The following call for papers may be of interest to those working on Shakespeare adaptation for children.    Any Signs of Childness? Peter Hollindale’s Signs of Childness in Children’s Books (1997), 20 years on. Day Symposium, 05/05/2017 Department of Education, University...
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Meet the King’s Troupe

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The following is a guest post by Richard and Mary Coaten, whose BSA-sponsored production of As You Like it will be taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon this summer. For further details, contact marycoaten@hotmail.co.uk or visit their Facebook page. ‘Shakespeare without Borders’ –...
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The Literature of the English Country House

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This free online course from the University of Sheffield may be of interest to our members. It launches on Monday 27th June (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/country-house-literature/3)   The country house has fascinated writers and readers for over 450 years, attracting...
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BSA Bulletin for June 2016

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Registration for Hull 2016 The BSA’s 2016 conference, ‘Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives’, takes place 8-11 September 2016 at the University of Hull. Registration for the conference is now open. The early bird rate (before 1 July) is £180/£90 concession,...
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‘Bardolph’s Box’ Blog – ‘It looked like TV but better’

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This is a guest blog post from Nicola Pollard, a member of the touring Bardolph’s Box production, sponsored by the BSA (http://www.uptheroadtheatre.co.uk/bardolphs-box/). Some might say there is no greater praise from a child for a performance in this day and age than ‘It...
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