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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 in Africa

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following CFP.   Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir (Anniversary Issue 2017) Shakespeare and Africa This issue would like to explore the relationship between Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, that of Shakespeare but also his...
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The King’s Troupe at the Dell

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Download this Bulletin as a PDF “Above all, our work is about widening participation, theatre-making in non-traditional ways in non-traditional venues nationally and internationally, through the wonderful medium of Shakespeare and his plays”. Mary & Richard Coaten The King’s...
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BSA Bulletin for September 2016

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BSA conference in Hull The Board of the British Shakespeare Association look forward to welcoming members to the BSA’s biennial conference on 8-11 September. The conference celebrates all constituencies of the BSA, with education workshops, academic paper sessions, seminars,...
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BBC Shakespeare Archive

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The following press release may be of interest to BSA members.   BBC opens its Shakespeare archive to UK schools, colleges and universities The BBC has launched the BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource to provide schools, colleges and universities across the UK with online...
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Review: Inspired by Shakespeare

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We gave George Asbury (14) a sneak peek of the BSA’s Inspired by Shakespeare , a volume of creative writing edited and professionally designed by UCLan Publishing students which will be launched at the BSA Hull conference in September. From that point on, it will be available to...
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Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following, free, one-day event.   KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AT GARRICK’S TEMPLE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 2016 SHAKESPEARE AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT Free registration: Eventbrite  10.00 Welcome: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)...
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The King’s Troupe in France

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The BSA-sponsored King’s Troupe has written a short article about their adventures in France. You can download it here as a PDF, with pictures. To find out more about The King’s Troupe, take a look at our ‘Meet the King’s Troupe’ post.   The...
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PhD Studentship in Playing Shakespeare

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The following announcement may be of interest to BSA members.   The Globe Theatre Full-Time PhD Studentship in Playing Shakespeare Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) Based in Milton Keynes, UK In conjunction with The Globe Theatre and the...
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BSA Bulletin for August 2016

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New Membership Officer The Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome Dr José A. Pérez Díez as the new Membership Officer for the BSA. José will formally take over from Dr Peter Kirwan in September following the Hull conference, and will assume responsibility for member queries...
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First Impressions: Worlds Elsewhere by Andrew Dickson

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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. 15-minute reviewer: Sarah Olive (except that 15 weeks might be more accurate…I’ll miss this bedside reading...
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