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 »

Our new honorary fellows!

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At our Hull conference, we awarded honorary fellowships to John Barton and Ann Thompson. The following post gives a little more information about each new fellow. John Barton For over fifty years John Barton has been at the forefront of Shakespearean thinking and performance....
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Reports from the Hull BSA Conference

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  This post has been prepared as an archive of the 2016 BSA Conference at the University of Hull. Enjoy! Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives University of Hull, 8-11 September 2016 Key Events Keynote Speakers Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick),...
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Honorary Fellowship Nominations 2017

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The following message is sent on behalf of Andrew Jarvis, chair of the BSA’s Fellowship Committee. The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. This year, 2016, the Fellowships were given to Emeritus Professor Ann Thompson and to Emeritus...
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Singing Simpkin and The Humour of John Swabber

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following event, at which places are limited.   St. Pancras Old Church History Series. ‘Singing Simpkin’ & ‘The Humour of John Swabber’ Friday 7 October, at 7 p.m, Saint Pancras Old Church, London. This...
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Applications to host our 2018 Conference

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The BSA is pleased to invite proposals from members and member institutions to host the next BSA conference, which will take place in 2018. To apply, send a completed proposal form by 31 October 2016 to Alison Findlay (a.g.findlay@lancaster.ac.uk) and Susan Anderson...
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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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