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 »

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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York International Shakespeare Festival

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13-20 May 2017 Public Talks Venue and Booking The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building (University of York) – unless otherwise indicated For how to book: https://www.york.ac.uk/hrc/whats-on/yisf/ Monday 15 May 2017 6pm – 7pm     ‘Hamlet’s Elsinore and Elsinore’s Hamlet’...
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Teaching Shakespeare: Readers have their say

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In late 2016, members of the British Shakespeare Association, specifically readers of and contributors to Teaching Shakespeare, were invited via links in email newsletters and on Twitter and Facebook to complete a ten-minute online survey on their experiences of using the...
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