Welcome to the British Shakespeare Association

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 »

Sponsored Places at NATE 2016 for BSA Members

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The British Shakespeare Association has decided to sponsor attendance by two teachers of English and/or Drama at the forthcoming NATE Annual Conference which is scheduled to take place in Stratford-upon-Avon (at the Holiday Inn Hotel) on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June 2016....
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Applications Invited for the Positions of Treasurer and Membership Officer

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The Board of the British Shakespeare Association is looking to appoint a new leadership team from September 2016 onwards, when the current Chair, the Treasurer and the Membership Officer will all stand down. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board of the BSA during the...
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The Tempest, York Shakespeare Cluster, 10th May 2016

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The following Education Network post is from Lucy Mayor, BA English in Education finalist, University of York. ‘All the world’s a stage!’ And a stage on which everyone – men, women, children and pupils alike – can meet and engage in the world of Shakespeare and...
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Review: Shakespeare Live by Discover Education (22/04/16, now archived)

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The following is a review by Chris Green, one of British Shakespeare Association’s teaching trustees; Shakespeare Live is available online here: http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/live   In the context of the recent Shakespeare anniversary, schools and colleges have...
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Irish Renaissance Seminar Report

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The Queen’s University Belfast meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar (7 May 2016), generously supported by the British Shakespeare Association, got off to a great start with the cutting of the Globe Theatre Cake, which was very much enjoyed by the 40 delegates from NI/Ireland...
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Call for Abstracts: Shakespeare in Higher Education in East and South East Asia

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following call for abstracts. Call for abstracts – Shakespeare in higher education in East and South East Asia This is a call for chapter abstracts for a Palgrave Pivot edited collection. The book proposal will be submitted in...
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Globe on Screen: Enhancing Your Study of Shakespeare

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In a year full of celebrations commemorating the 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Arts Alliance are delighted to be working with Shakespeare’s Globe to bring six thrilling, highly acclaimed productions from the world’s most famous stage to a cinema near you. Seeing...
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BSA Bulletin for May 2016

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Registration for Hull 2016 The BSA’s 2016 conference, ‘Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives’, takes place 8-11 September 2016 at the University of Hull. Registration for the conference will open next week. The early bird rate (before 1 July) is £180/£90...
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Irish Renaissance Seminar

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The BSA is proud to sponsor the following seminar. Attendance is free for all. This event is part of a larger series, more details here: http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/shakespeare-lives-across-the-island/   Shakespeare Lives across the Island: Conversations and...
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Shakespeare in the Royal Library

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following event. Tuesday, 10 May 2016 18:30-19:45 Windsor Castle As part of this year’s Shakespeare 400 celebrations join Royal Librarian and Assistant Keeper of The Queen’s Archive Oliver Urquhart Irvine for an exclusive...
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