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 »

Teaching Shakespeare 12 is out!

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We are pleased to announce that the twelfth issue of Teaching Shakespeare and the first ever summer issue of the magazine, with articles on Shakespeare in Hanoi, on Shakespeare and autistic students, on young offenders and Othello, and on digitized promptbooks, is now available...
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Nominations Open for our 2018 Fellowships

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An Invitation from the Chair of the BSA Fellowship Committee, Andrew Jarvis The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. This year, 2017, the Fellowships are to be given to Sarah Stanton – formerly Publisher of Shakespeare and Early Modern...
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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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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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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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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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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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BSA Bulletin for March 2017

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Announcing our Honorary Fellows for 2017 The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. The Fellowships Committee chaired by Andrew Jarvis is now proud to announce that the BSA Honorary Fellows for 2017 are Sarah Stanton, formerly Publisher,...
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