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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 »

Shakespeare’s Students at Sulgrave Manor

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Nancy Stewart is a Trustee of Sulgrave Manor.  This independent historic house museum is the family home of George Washington’s ancestors, and was purchased and restored to foster Anglo-American friendship and understanding.  Nancy Stewart is a historian and university lecturer,...
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Wanted: Shakespeare Teachers for Sulgrave Manor

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following teaching opportunity.   WANTED: Part time teachers to deliver a Shakespeare Contextual Studies Day at Sulgrave Manor, an independent historic house museum located near Banbury, using our Tudor house, collections, and...
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Wagner’s Shakespeare

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Readers of this website may be interested in the following event:   Wagner’s Shakespeare A talk by Dr Patrick Carnegy Wagner was a passionately knowledgeable Shakespearean but, as Patrick Carnegy argues, too little attention has been paid to this seminal influence.  He will...
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YISF: Timon of Athens

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This review is part of a series – published in July and August 2015 – aiming to provide an archive of performances from the York International Shakespeare Festival (YISF) for the benefit of those unable to attend in person.  Timon of Athens 14th-17th May 2015, De Grey...
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YISF: Two Shakespeare Heroines

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This review is part of a series – published in July and August 2015 – aiming to provide an archive of performances from the York International Shakespeare Festival (YISF) for the benefit of those unable to attend in person.  Two Shakespeare Heroines Sunday 10th May...
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YISF: The Taming of the Shrew

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This review is part of a series – published in July and August 2015 – aiming to provide an archive of performances from the York International Shakespeare Festival (YISF) for the benefit of those unable to attend in person. The Taming of the Shrew Friday 15th May...
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YISF: Richard III

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This review is part of a series – published in July and August 2015 – aiming to provide an archive of performances from the York International Shakespeare Festival (YISF) for the benefit of those unable to attend in person.   Richard III, directed by Jose...
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First Impressions: Study Guide for The Taming of the Shrew by The American Shakespeare Centre

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This post is part of a series of brief, ‘first impression’ reviews of books on Shakespeare in Education. Look out for others posted to the BSA’s Education Network Blog. Reviewers: Liz and Gary, Oxford English Forum In a nutshell, this book is about: Issues in and strategies for...
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First Impressions: Shakesfear and How to Cure it by Ralph Alan Cohen

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This post is part of a series of brief, ‘first impression’ reviews of books on Shakespeare in Education. Look out for others posted to the BSA’s Education Network Blog. Reviewers: Nicole, Velda and Lesley, Oxford English Forum In a nutshell, this book is about: Challenging...
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Literature of the English Country House

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following free online course. Join academics from the University of Sheffield as they trace the history of country house literature from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde. On this free online course, launching on Monday 29th June,...
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