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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 »

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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First Impressions: The Playhouse Insider 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. Reviewer: Danielle, Oxford English Forum In a nutshell, this magazine is about: Theatrical goings on at the...
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First Impressions: The North Face of Shakespeare by James Stredder

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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. Reviewer: Sonia, Oxford English Forum In a nutshell, this book is about: Active involvement of both teachers...
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Cease and Desist Theatre Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

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Members of the BSA, particularly those who are teachers, may be interested in the following event.   Cease and Desist Theatre Company present LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST “And, when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony” Cease and...
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The Cotswold Arcadians: Richard III

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the Cotswold Arcadians’ production of Richard III, which runs from 20th to 25th July at Hatherop Castle. Further details on their website.
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