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 »

Shakespeare in the Language Classroom

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 Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event.   50th IATEFL CONFERENCE – LITERATURE, MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES SIG PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: SHAKESPEARE IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM BIRMINGHAM, 12 April 2016  The day will offer participants a series of...
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MUSE OF FIRE Competition

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Members of the BSA are invited to participate in the following competition, a collaboration between the association and Illuminations.   WIN A LIMITED EDITION DVD OF MUSE OF FIRE SIGNED BY JUDI DENCH AND IAN MCKELLEN “An epic road-trip buddy movie, that aims to dispel the...
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The (in)human self across early modern genres

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following call for papers.   ESSE 2016 Galway, Monday 22 – Friday 26 August http://www.essenglish.org/ | http://www.esse2016.org/ Seminar: The (in)human self across early modern genres: textual strategies 1550-1700 Convenors:...
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AGM and BSA Awards Ceremony

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Details of our AGM and annual award ceremony for new fellows of the British Shakespeare Association are now also available on the events part of this website AGM Awards Ceremony   British Shakespeare Association  Honorary Fellowships 2015 The British Shakespeare association...
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Teaching Shakespeare 8 is out!

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I’m pleased to announce that the seventh issue of Teaching Shakespeare is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF Please note that in this issue we wrongly referred to Robert Sawyer  as an Assistant Professor. His position is, in fact, that of Professor....
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Emotions on the Medieval and Early Modern Stage in Britain and Ireland

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Members of the BSA may be interested in this research post at the University of Western Australia. For more details, please download this PDF.
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York Shakespeare Project’s Henry V

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Members of the British Shakespeare Association may be interested in the following production of Henry V, running in York from 21st to 31st October.   Henry V 41 Monkgate, York 21-31 October – the period covering the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt! The 21st play...
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John Russell Brown

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The British Shakespeare Association is sad to announce that John Russell Brown passed away on 26th August. John was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Shakespeare Association last year in recognition of his exemplary contribution to British Shakespeare. An eminent Shakespeare...
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Shakespeare’s Students at Sulgrave Manor

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Nancy Stewart is a Trustee of Sulgrave Manor.  This independent historic house museum is the family home of George Washington’s ancestors, and was purchased and restored to foster Anglo-American friendship and understanding.  Nancy Stewart is a historian and university lecturer,...
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Wanted: Shakespeare Teachers for Sulgrave Manor

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following teaching opportunity.   WANTED: Part time teachers to deliver a Shakespeare Contextual Studies Day at Sulgrave Manor, an independent historic house museum located near Banbury, using our Tudor house, collections, and...
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