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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 »

‘Bonfire in Merrie England’ at the Rose Theatre

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. LECTURE Monday 19th February 7.30 p.m. Rose Playhouse, Bankside, 56 Park Street, SE1 9AR. Richard Wilson, Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Kingston University, will give a talk entitled ‘Bonfire in...
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Shakespeare in Practice 2018

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Shakespeare in Practice 2018 A Free One-Day Conference on the study of Shakespeare in Performance University of Central Lancashire, Preston Media Factory Innovation Studio 14th April 2018 10.30 – 5pm Confirmed Speakers:...
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Teaching Shakespeare 14 is out!

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We are pleased to announce that the fourteenth issue of Teaching Shakespeare, is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF Please note that the photograph on p.14 was erroneously credit to Saeko Machi. It was in fact taken by the company’s photographer Steve...
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Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era: The Montpellier Congress Dates: Thursday 26, Friday 27, Saturday 28 September 2019 Venue: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, site Saint Charles (France) Conference...
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John Barton

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The British Shakespeare Association is saddened by the death of the great Shakespearean John Barton on Thursday 18th January 2018. John was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the BSA in 2016. His trust in the richness of Shakespeare’s scripts, and in the ability ...
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Radical Mischief Conference

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Registration now open! Radical Mischief: A Conference Inviting Experiment in Theatre, Thought and Politics 20-21 July 2018 The Other Place theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Born of the pioneering collaboration between the...
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First Impressions: Studying Othello edited by Barbara Bleiman and Lucy Webster

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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. Name of reviewing team: Kayleigh In a Nutshell, this book is about: Exploring different ways to teach Othello...
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Leeds Meet Shakespeare: Making a Start

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A guest post by Claire Chambers (English) and Sarah Olive (Education), University of York On 24 November 2017, a group of teachers, academics, council employees, theatre and arts practitioners from Leeds, York and London gathered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. They proceeded to...
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First Impressions: Script Analysis for Theatre by Robert Knopf

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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. Name of reviewing team: Eve In a Nutshell, this book is about: Providing theatre study’s and emerging theatre...
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First Impressions: Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique by Mark Monday

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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. Name of reviewing team: Katherine In a Nutshell, this book is about: Methods and techniques (Chekhov...
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