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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 »

Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following, free, one-day event.   KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AT GARRICK’S TEMPLE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 2016 SHAKESPEARE AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT Free registration: Eventbrite  10.00 Welcome: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)...
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The King’s Troupe in France

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The BSA-sponsored King’s Troupe has written a short article about their adventures in France. You can download it here as a PDF, with pictures. To find out more about The King’s Troupe, take a look at our ‘Meet the King’s Troupe’ post.   The...
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PhD Studentship in Playing Shakespeare

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The following announcement may be of interest to BSA members.   The Globe Theatre Full-Time PhD Studentship in Playing Shakespeare Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) Based in Milton Keynes, UK In conjunction with The Globe Theatre and the...
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BSA Bulletin for August 2016

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New Membership Officer The Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome Dr José A. Pérez Díez as the new Membership Officer for the BSA. José will formally take over from Dr Peter Kirwan in September following the Hull conference, and will assume responsibility for member queries...
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First Impressions: Worlds Elsewhere by Andrew Dickson

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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. 15-minute reviewer: Sarah Olive (except that 15 weeks might be more accurate…I’ll miss this bedside reading...
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AQA AS Level Resource Packs

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The following materials were prepared in collaboration with local schools by students on Dr Amanda Naylor’s ‘Teaching Shakespeare’ module at the University of York’s Education Department. Click the button to download: Othello Pack 1
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BSA Bulletin for July 2016

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Applications for Chair of the British Shakespeare Association The BSA is looking to appoint a new Chair to replace Stuart Hampton-Reeves when he steps down at the 2016 conference in Hull. Full details of the role are available on the BSA website. This is an exciting opportunity...
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Shakespeare Now

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following event, which is part of the Books Unbound festival in Hammersmith on 25th and 26th June 2016. Shakespeare Now Saturday 25 June, 4pm Join Dr Pamela Bickley and Dr Jenny Stevens in a lively interactive session as they discuss...
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‘Shakespeare and Saddlebags’, an interactive story app

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The following is a guest post by the creator of Shakespeare and Saddlebags. We will be publishing a review of the app shortly.   As the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death approached, the Gingersnap team knew we wanted to mark the occasion by creating one of our unique...
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The Power behind the Crone

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The following event may be of interest to BSA members. RADA FESTIVAL 2016: The Power Behind the Crone Created and performed by Alison Skilbeck Directed by Tim Hardy Gielgud Theatre Wed 22 Jun, 2:00pm; Mon 27 Jun, 9:00pm £10/ £5 concession ‘There are no good parts in Shakespeare...
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