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 »

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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Shakespeare’s Musical Brain

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event.   Shakespeare’s Musical Brain The Musical Brain Spring 2016 conference, part of the Shakespeare400 Festival In association with Shakespeare’s Globe The Great Hall and Chapel, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS –...
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Can Shakespeare’s hometown produce another literary genius?

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following competition, happening this year at Stratford-upon-Avon School.   STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, UK, MARCH 9TH 2016: Classic book publisher Wordsworth Editions has teamed up with Stratford-upon-Avon School to run an exciting...
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Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following call for papers.   Shakespeare and Fear Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare 12-14 January 2017 Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris Call for papers In an era...
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A Walk around Shakespeare’s London

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Members of the BSA may be interested in this message from Russell Kenny, regarding his new website: http://shakespearewalk.blogspot.co.uk   Last year I organised a ‘Shakespeare in London’ themed walk for a group of friends who arrange Sunday walks for each other. I started...
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BSA Bulletin for March 2016

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BSA Event Videos Our website is now capable of hosting video recordings of BSA events. Members can currently watch the inauguration of Chris Grace and Dame Janet Suzman as honorary fellows of the association, complete with their reflections on their work with Shakespeare. A...
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Vietnamese Shakespeare: your help needed!

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Teaching Shakespeare continues to strive for internationalisation. We’ve heard from educators and students of Shakespeare in America, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway and the UK but there are so many countries about whose...
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Sidelights on Shakespeare: Detecting the Dane

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event at the University of Warwick: Detecting the Dane: shoehorning Shakespeare into genre studies in A level literature. Dr Velda Elliott 10th March 2016 University of Warwick Library Wolfson Research Exchange Room 3, 4pm Tea...
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