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 »

BBC Shakespeare Archive

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In advance of our Belfast conference, 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...
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The Rose Readathon

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following reading of 6 plays in 6 hours at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside on 2nd June 2018. Further details are available from info@roseplayhouse.org.uk
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Statement on the UCU Strike Action over Pensions

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In our capacity as trustees of the BSA, we state our concern for the current dispute over proposed changes to the USS pension scheme.  Although these changes will not affect the majority of our diverse membership directly, we nevertheless consider them a threat to the future of...
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CFP Shakespeare and the Animal World

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following call for papers. Call for papers for the 2019 French Shakespeare Society conference: Shakespeare and the Animal World Paris, Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, 10-12 January 2019 CF...
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Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following call for papers. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. Themed Issue: Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes Co-editors: Dr Henry Bell (Sheffield Hallam University), Amy Borsuk (Queen...
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‘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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