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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 »

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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2017 Honorary Fellowships Awarded

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The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that its 2017 Honorary Fellowship Awards are to be given to Sarah Stanton, formerly Publisher, Shakespeare and early modern literary studies for Cambridge University Press,  and to the leading Shakespearean actor Adrian...
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First Impressions: Shakespeare – Lives and Works by Ole Juul Lund

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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: BSA Teaching Trustee Chris Green In a nutshell, this book is about: Introducing...
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Announcing the BSA and SBT Teachers’ Conference

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Teachers’ Conference: Shakespeare and Creativity Thursday 3 August to Saturday 5 August 2017 Organised by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in collaboration with The British Shakespeare Association Venue:  The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon Designed for teachers of...
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New Editors of the Education Network Blog

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As of February 2017, following on from the excellent work of Dr. Sarah Olive, this blog will be jointly edited by the BSA’s two Teaching Trustees – Chris Green and Karen Eckersall. Chris is a year into his term as a co-opted Trustee for the BSA. He is a member of both the...
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Teaching Shakespeare 11 is out!

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We are pleased to announce that the eleventh issue of Teaching Shakespeare, with ideas about teaching Titus Andronicus at GCSE, a colouring Shakespeare competition, and much else, is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF You can read back issues of Teaching...
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