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 »

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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TNT’s Twelfth Night at Japan Women’s University

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On Thursday 11 May, Japan Women’s University (JWU) hosted a performance of TNT Theatre Britain’s or International Theatre Company London’s current, world-touring production Twelfth Night in its Oufu Kaikan (hall). Over three hundred audience members. These were mainly students at...
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John Barton receives his Honorary Fellowship

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The 2016 recipient of the BSA Honorary Fellowship Award was John Barton. Unfortunately, due to illness, John was unable to attend the Honorary Fellowship Event, held as the climax of the BSA’s Conference last year at the University of Hull. It was only recently that...
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Michael Bogdanov – A Shakespearean Giant Remembered

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(Or “Andy…………….Andy!”) “Andy…………Andy!” Imagine those words spoken with a breathy, child-like enthusiasm – as any one of our own childhood friends would have done at seven years old on the first day of the Summer Holidays,...
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Cheek by Jowl: The Winter’s Tale

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Members of the BSA may be interested in Cheek by Jowl’s recent production of The Winter’s Tale, available for viewing below: There is also a complimentary education pack to go with the production, for ages 14+. Teachers or students who would like the pack, should...
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BSA Bulletin for April 2017 and Shakespeare’s Birthday

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Michael Bogdanov (1938-2017) The BSA is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Michael Bogdanov, an outstanding director of Shakespeare and longtime friend to the Association. Michael served on our Honorary Fellowship Committee, and, most recently, gave a memorable plenary...
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Peter Hulme in conversation with John Drakakis

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The following conversation between John Drakakis (JD), emeritus professor of English at the University of Stirling, and Peter Hulme (PH), emeritus professor of Literature at the University of Essex took place at Lancaster University on 13th March 2017. Members of the BSA may...
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Michael Bogdanov

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The BSA is sorry to hear of the death of Michael Bogdanov, an outstanding director of Shakespeare and friend to the association, who served on our Honorary Fellowship Committee. Our thoughts are with his family.
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Programme and Registration Forms for our Teachers’ Conference!

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The BSA is pleased to announce that the programme and registration form for our teachers’ conference this summer are now available. Download Programme Download Registration Form Full details for this event continue below: Teachers’ Conference: Shakespeare and Creativity...
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