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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 »

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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CFP: Shakespeare Recreated: New Contexts, New Interpretations

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Members may be interested in this forthcoming conference in Poland. SHAKESPEARE RECREATED UNIVERSITY OF ŁÓDŹ, 22-23 APRIL 2015 Shakespeare International Studies Centre together with Geoffrey Chaucer Student Society and CULTUR(N)ED Student Society are proud to announce the 2015...
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Inspired by Shakespeare

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An exciting competition to celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is being run by UCLan publishing and the BSA Education Network. Full details can be found on this PDF. Inspired by Shakespeare: 1st January 2015 to 27th February 2015 UCLan Publishing has...
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Shakespeare in Italy Returns

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After the success of last year’s summer school in Urbino, members of the BSA may be interested in the announcement of the 2015 event below: Michael Pennington, Josie Lawrence and Bill Alexander are returning to teach the 2015 Shakespeare in Italy Summer School in Urbino...
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The Arts, Activism, and Social Inclusion: York Researchers and Practitioners Showcase, 11 December 2014

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This is a guest post by Hannah Kershaw About the Author Hannah Kershaw is a second-year PhD student, and is supervised by the Department of Politics and the Department on English at the University of York. Twitter: @HCKershaw. The Arts, Activism, and Social Inclusion: York...
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Developing Citizens and Inspiring Activism: The Potential of Shakespeare

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This is a guest post by Chelsea Swift. About the Author Chelsea Swift is a funded PhD student working on reading identities in the Department of Education, University of York and a student affiliate of the Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice there. She can be...
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The Winter’s Tale Reading Retreat

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Members of the BSA and other Shakespearians may be interested in this event, which is being led by Paul Edmondson (one of our trustees), Stanley Wells (one of our honorary fellows), Rowan Williams and Salley Vickers. This is a reading retreat to reflect on the myriad meanings of...
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CFP: Young Shakespeare

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Young Shakespeare: Call for papers The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris from March 19th to 21st, 2015. We welcome proposals discussing all aspects of youth and Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Proposals may address some of the...
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Teaching Shakespeare volume 6

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The sixth volume of Teaching Shakespeare has now been published! This issue explores students’ and teachers’ experience of Shakespeare in Japanese school and higer education classrooms – including law school and life-long learning as well as literarture...
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Romeo and Juliet Support Pack

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Resource pack produced by Stacey Allen, Michael Olsen, Rebecca Sands and Briony Senior, 2nd year undergraduate students on the Teaching Shakespeare module, taught by Dr. Amanda Naylor, a lecturer on the BA English in Education, University of York. Download the Resource Pack! (PDF...
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