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 »

BSA Bulletin for January and February 2017

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Announcing the annual conferences for 2018, 2019, and 2020 After a rigorous process of application and review, the Events Committee of the BSA is proud to announce the institutions that will host our three upcoming annual conferences and their titles. The 2018 BSA Annual...
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BSA Conferences for 2018, 2019 and 2020

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The BSA is proud to announce its next the locations, institutional partners and themes of its next three conferences: Shakespeare Studies Today, 14-17 June 2018, Queen’s University, Belfast Shakespeare: Race and Nation, July 2019, Swansea University Shakespeare in Action, July...
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Sidelights on Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Performance

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Sidelights on Shakespeare “Every man look o’er his part. For the short and the long is, our play is preferred.” ‘Shakespeare in Performance’, Saturday 25th February 2017 Humanities Studio, University of Warwick. This...
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CFP: Humour, History and Methodology

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following conference.   Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and Trans-Professional Enquiry – Durham University – 26-28 July, 2017 The Humours of the Past (HOP) Network brings together researchers and practitioners...
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We want your opinion on Teaching Shakespeare!

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Our Education Network magazine, Teaching Shakespeare is seeking feedback. Even if you do not know the publication well, please consider taking some time to fill out this extremely short survey: GO TO SURVEY
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Shakespeare Lives in Korea

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By Sarah Olive In November, I had the pleasure of participating in several British Council Korea events to round out the year-long Shakespeare Lives project, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This involved chairing the Sonnet Exchange on 24th November at the...
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CFP: Shakespeare, Technology, Media, Performance

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following call for papers. Shakespeare, Technology, Media, Performance University of Exeter – Saturday 24 June 2017 This conference will examine the recent significant changes in how Shakespeare’s plays are performed and...
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BSA Bulletin for December 2016

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British Shakespeare Association Panels, ‘Shared Futures’, English Association and University English Conference, Newcastle 5-7 July 2017 The BSA invites members—teachers, theatre practitioners, enthusiasts, academics—to participate in a series of three Shakespeare panels we will...
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Join our panels at the ‘Shared Futures’ conference!

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The BSA invites members – teachers, theatre practitioners, enthusiasts, academics – to participate in a series of three Shakespeare panels we will be running at the Shared Futures conference in Newcastle from 5th to 7th July 2017: ‘Why Shakespeare Now?’ (Chair: Susan Anderso...
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BSA Bulletin for November 2016

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Subscription to Shakespeare (Routledge): upcoming renewal deadline, 30th November Members of the BSA in good standing who wish to subscribe to our world-leading academic journal, Shakespeare, at the reduced rate of £15 are advised to do so before 30th November. They will need to...
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