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 »

Sidelights on Shakespeare: Peter Kirwan on Handling the Apocrypha

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To celebrity its 5th birthday, the Sidelights on Shakespeare project has invited one of its founder members (and BSA Trustee) Peter Kirwan to speak on Shakespeare’s apocrypha. Details below, and on their poster.     To celebrate our 5th birthday, we are delighted...
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Sidelights on Shakespeare Event

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Members in the Coventry area may be interested by this forthcoming talk from one of our trustees, Sarah Olive, as part of the Sidelights on Shakespeare series at Warwick University. ‘Certain o’er incertainty’: eliding Troilus and Cressida’s ambiguity in the Lewis...
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Teaching Shakespeare 7 is out!

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I’m pleased to announce that the seventh issue of Teaching Shakespeare, on policy, practice and pedagogy, is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF You can read back issues of Teaching Shakespeare elsewhere on this website.
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Inspired by Shakespeare

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An exciting competition to celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is being run by UCLan publishing and the BSA Education Network. Full details can be found on this PDF. Inspired by Shakespeare: 1st January 2015 to 27th February 2015 UCLan Publishing has...
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Teaching Shakespeare volume 6

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The sixth volume of Teaching Shakespeare has now been published! This issue explores students’ and teachers’ experience of Shakespeare in Japanese school and higer education classrooms – including law school and life-long learning as well as literarture...
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British Shakespeare Association conference reports

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The British Shakespeare Association’s annual conference took place on July 3rd – 6th at the University of Stirling in Scotland. The conference was attended by hundreds of academics, teachers, practitioners and enthusiasts from around the world. Keynote lectures were...
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Free-to-view books from Routledge during May 2014

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Routledge Literature is running a promotion throughout May allowing readers free online access to hundreds of Routledge titles, including books on Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature. To browse the catalogue and take advantage of this promotion, please visit...
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Teaching Shakespeare volume 5

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Volume 5 of the BSA magazine ‘Teaching Shakespeare’ is now available to download for free from the website. This issue, focusing on facilitating access to Shakespeare, includes pieces by Kristin Hall, Catherine Fletcher, Chloe Stopa-Hunt, Hannah Bailey, Amelia...
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Terence Hawkes

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Terence Hawkes, who was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the BSA in November 2013, sadly passed away in January 2014. Terence’s death is a great loss to the field, and the Board of Trustees extends its deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Terence Hawkes was a...
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New volume of Shakespeare now arriving for subscribers

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Members who have subscribed to the journal should shortly be receiving their copies of Volume 9, collected together essays and reviews published in 2013. Highlights of this volume include three special issues on ‘Shakespeare and the New Aestheticism: Space, Style and...
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