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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 »

Sidelights on Shakespeare: Peter Kirwan on Handling the Apocrypha

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To celebrity its 5th birthday, the Sidelights on Shakespeare project has invited one of its founder members (and BSA Trustee) Peter Kirwan to speak on Shakespeare’s apocrypha. Details below, and on their poster.     To celebrate our 5th birthday, we are delighted...
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Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth: Teachers’ Workshop

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A workshop titled Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth: teachers’ workshop will be offered on Saturday 27th June 2015 organised by Paulina Bronfman ; Theater Practitioner and PhD student of the University of York. It will be held at Ron Cooke Hub, East Campus, the University of...
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Checkmate Middleton

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Members may be interested in the following conference on Middleton’s famous play. Thomas Middleton’s A Game at Chess (1624) A symposium and script-in-hand performance of the play Canterbury Christ Church University, Saturday 4th July 2015. Registration now open! Please...
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CFP: Shakespeare and Education

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BSA members may be interested in the following conference, whose poster can be downloaded here. 29th-30th April 2016, University of Brighton Speakers include: Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea), Prof. Michael Dobson (tbc – Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham), Prof. Alexa Huang...
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CFP: Shakespeare after Shakespeare

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Call for papers for the 2016 conference of the French Shakespeare Society Paris, 21-23 January 2016 On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare after Shakespeare”. The...
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Sidelights on Shakespeare Event

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Members in the Coventry area may be interested by this forthcoming talk from one of our trustees, Sarah Olive, as part of the Sidelights on Shakespeare series at Warwick University. ‘Certain o’er incertainty’: eliding Troilus and Cressida’s ambiguity in the Lewis...
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Greg Doran and John Wyver on Filming RSC Shakespeare Productions

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By Dr Sarah Olive, University of York The Theatre and Television: Adaptation, Production, Performance conference marking the conclusion of the AHRC-funded research project ‘Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television’ was held at Alexandra Palace, north London, 19-20...
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Young Shakespeare

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the forthcoming annual Société Française Shakespeare conference on the theme of ‘Young Shakespeare’ in Paris. Young Shakespeare 2015 Société Française Shakespeare Conference Programme Thursday 19 March 2015 Morning Musée du...
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Is Lyn Gardner’s comparison of Sadler’s Wells’ and the RSC’s provision for children and families fair? (And what of the responses to her?)

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By Dr Sarah Olive, University of York Last week, Lyn Gardner suggested in the Guardian theatre blog that ‘Sadler’s Wells could teach the RSC a thing or two about future audiences’ in terms of their long-term commitment to placing high quality, commissioned work within their...
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Teaching Shakespeare 7 is out!

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I’m pleased to announce that the seventh issue of Teaching Shakespeare, on policy, practice and pedagogy, is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF You can read back issues of Teaching Shakespeare elsewhere on this website.
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