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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 »

First Impressions: The North Face of Shakespeare by James Stredder

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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. Reviewer: Sonia, Oxford English Forum In a nutshell, this book is about: Active involvement of both teachers...
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Cease and Desist Theatre Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

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Members of the BSA, particularly those who are teachers, may be interested in the following event.   Cease and Desist Theatre Company present LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST “And, when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony” Cease and...
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The Cotswold Arcadians: Richard III

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the Cotswold Arcadians’ production of Richard III, which runs from 20th to 25th July at Hatherop Castle. Further details on their website.
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Shakespeare’s Complete Works from a Table

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following online event.   The Tabletop Shakespeare Over 9 days at the Foreign Affairs Festival, Berlin, performers from experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment will retell Shakespeare’s complete canon, making their way...
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First Impressions: Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe by Liam E. Semler

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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. Reviewer: ‘Bluestocking’ In a nutshell, this book is about: Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe at...
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First Impressions: How to Do Shakespeare by Adrian Noble

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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. Reviewers: Sammy and Michael, Oxford English Forum In a nutshell, this book is about: ‘Doing’...
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First Impressions: How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig

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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. Reviewers: Sarah and Rebecca, Oxford English Forum In a nutshell, this book is about: An...
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Sidelights on Shakespeare: Peter Kirwan on Handling the Apocrypha

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To celebrity its 5th birthday, the Sidelights on Shakespeare project has invited one of its founder members (and BSA Trustee) Peter Kirwan to speak on Shakespeare’s apocrypha. Details below, and on their poster.     To celebrate our 5th birthday, we are delighted...
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Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth: Teachers’ Workshop

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A workshop titled Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth: teachers’ workshop will be offered on Saturday 27th June 2015 organised by Paulina Bronfman ; Theater Practitioner and PhD student of the University of York. It will be held at Ron Cooke Hub, East Campus, the University of...
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Checkmate Middleton

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Members may be interested in the following conference on Middleton’s famous play. Thomas Middleton’s A Game at Chess (1624) A symposium and script-in-hand performance of the play Canterbury Christ Church University, Saturday 4th July 2015. Registration now open! Please...
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