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 »

Report from the Living and Dying Well in the Early Modern World Conference

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The BSA is proud to have sponsored the Living and Dying Well in the Early Modern World conference at the University of Exeter on 15th and 16th June 2017. The following report is by Bailey Sincox, a PhD student at Harvard University. A postgraduate conference on death in the time...
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£10 Amazon voucher offered in return for your participation in a study of Teaching Shakespeare’s impact

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We are currently carrying out an evaluation of the impact of Teaching Shakespeare, the British Shakespeare Association magazine, which aims to provide support for Shakespeare educators across sectors. This evaluation is being carried out by the editor and founder of the magazine...
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Reports from the Offensive Shakespeare Conference

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The BSA is proud to have sponsored the Offensive Shakespeare Conference at Northumbria University on 23rd and 24th May 2017. The following reports were written by those who received BSA bursaries for the event: John Rowell Shauna O’Brien   John Rowell, The Value of a...
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BSA Bulletin for June 2017

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THE BSA BULLETIN – JUNE 2017 BSA election of new Trustees As several Trustees are now approaching the end of their terms of service, the Board of Trustees of the British Shakespeare Association wishes to appoint new Trustees to take up positions on the Board in September 2017....
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Election of New Trustees

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As several Trustees are now approaching the end of their terms of service, the Board of Trustees of the British Shakespeare Association wishes to appoint new Trustees to take up positions on the Board in September 2017. The position of Trustee is voluntary (with reasonable...
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Everyone’s a critic: a short course for graduate students at the University of York

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By Sarah Olive Last week, I finished running a free short course I’d devised for graduate students at the University of York, regardless of discipline, for fun rather than credit. In the event, seven students came from programmes as wide-ranging as the MA in Renaissance...
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Teaching Shakespeare 12 is out!

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We are pleased to announce that the twelfth issue of Teaching Shakespeare and the first ever summer issue of the magazine, with articles on Shakespeare in Hanoi, on Shakespeare and autistic students, on young offenders and Othello, and on digitized promptbooks, is now available...
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Nominations Open for our 2018 Fellowships

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An Invitation from the Chair of the BSA Fellowship Committee, Andrew Jarvis The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. This year, 2017, the Fellowships are to be given to Sarah Stanton – formerly Publisher of Shakespeare and Early Modern...
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Renowned Designer’s Posters on Show at the Offensive Shakespeare Conference

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The Offensive Shakespeare conference, sponsored by the BSA, will take place at Northumbria University next week, 23rd-24th May. The conference will be accompanied by a mini-exhibition of Shakespearean posters by the renowned graphic designer, Lex Drewinski. If you have a chance,...
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Lost in Pronunciation – Ben Crystal at Waseda University

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‘Lost’ can have negative connotations of being unable to find the way, of something wasted or ruined. However, it can also denote being rapt or absorbed in something. During the second week of May, Ben Crystal was certainly absorbed in talking to Tokyoites (and the odd visitor)...
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