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 »

CFP: Othello’s Island

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following call for papers.   The 5th annual multidisciplinary conference on medieval, renaissance and early modern studies and their later legacies Venue: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) Nicosia, Cyprus, 6 to 8 April...
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Shakespeare Lives Across the Island

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following series of events, one of which is being sponsored by the association: IRISH RENAISSANCE SEMINAR 7 May, 12 noon– 5pm Old Staff Common Room, Queen’s University Belfast FREE Speakers: Andrea Montgomery (Terra Nova) Prof. Sheila...
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Shakespeare400 Day: New Perspectives

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The BSA is delighted to be supporting the Shakespeare400 day, to be held in collaboration with The University of Chichester English Department at Chichester Festival theatre on Saturday 23 April 2016. The event is a day of Shakespeare talks open to both scholars and the general...
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Bardolph’s Box – ‘It’s a really good story’

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This is a guest blog post from Nicola Pollard, a member of the touring Bardolph’s Box production, sponsored by the BSA (http://www.uptheroadtheatre.co.uk/bardolphs-box/).   As I write this, we’ve been on the road for four weeks, Liverpool, Wigan, St Helens,...
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Shakespeare 400: A Virtual Fieldtrip

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Members of the BSA, particularly those teaching schools, may be interested by the following event. Full details, and the registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakespeare-400-a-virtual-field-trip-for-schools-registration-22731054195 If you cannot participate on...
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BSA Bulletin for April 2016

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New Honorary Fellows The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that its 2016 Honorary Fellowship Awards are to be given to Emeritus Professor Ann Thompson and to Emeritus Director and Co-Founder of the RSC John Barton. The BSA will be formally honouring Ann and...
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BBC Shakespeare Festival

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the BBC’s month-long series of programmes marking the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Further details are available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/shakespeare/on-radio
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Disability and Shakespearean Theatre – registration now open

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Registration is now open for the Disability and Shakespearean Theatre symposium, supported by the British Shakespeare Association. Please visit the conference’s Eventbrite page to register – all welcome! Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building (L5), Lilybank Gardens,...
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Shakespeare Events at Senate House Library London

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following series of events, which will run from 14th April to 17th September 2016 at the Senate House Library of the University of London. Further details are available at http://shakespeare.senatehouselibrary.ac.uk, from which this...
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2016 Honorary Fellowships Awarded

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The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that its 2016 Honorary Fellowship Awards are to be given to Emeritus Professor Ann Thompson and to Emeritus Director and Co-Founder of the RSC John Barton. The association will be formally honouring Ann and John at a...
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