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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 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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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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