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 »

Join our panels at the ‘Shared Futures’ conference!

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The BSA invites members – teachers, theatre practitioners, enthusiasts, academics – to participate in a series of three Shakespeare panels we will be running at the Shared Futures conference in Newcastle from 5th to 7th July 2017: ‘Why Shakespeare Now?’ (Chair: Susan Anderso...
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CFP: Offensive Shakespeare

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Call for papers Offensive Shakespeare conference Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 24th May 2017 Sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association                                                                                  Keynote speakers: Prof. Douglas Lanier...
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Teaching Shakespeare 10 is out!

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I’m pleased to announce that the tenthissue of Teaching Shakespeare, with articles about Bardolph’s Box, Shakespeare in Korea and much else, is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF You can read back issues of Teaching Shakespeare elsewhere on...
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First Impressions: Teaching Shakespeare with a Purpose by Ayanna Thompson and Laura Turchi

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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: Paul Young In a nutshell, this book is about: Moving the teaching of Shakespeare away from...
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Our new honorary fellows!

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At our Hull conference, we awarded honorary fellowships to John Barton and Ann Thompson. The following post gives a little more information about each new fellow. John Barton For over fifty years John Barton has been at the forefront of Shakespearean thinking and performance....
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Reports from the Hull BSA Conference

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  This post has been prepared as an archive of the 2016 BSA Conference at the University of Hull. Enjoy! Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives University of Hull, 8-11 September 2016 Key Events Keynote Speakers Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick),...
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Honorary Fellowship Nominations 2017

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The following message is sent on behalf of Andrew Jarvis, chair of the BSA’s Fellowship Committee. The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. This year, 2016, the Fellowships were given to Emeritus Professor Ann Thompson and to Emeritus...
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Applications to host our 2018 Conference

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The BSA is pleased to invite proposals from members and member institutions to host the next BSA conference, which will take place in 2018. To apply, send a completed proposal form by 31 October 2016 to Alison Findlay (a.g.findlay@lancaster.ac.uk) and Susan Anderson...
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The King’s Troupe at the Dell

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Download this Bulletin as a PDF “Above all, our work is about widening participation, theatre-making in non-traditional ways in non-traditional venues nationally and internationally, through the wonderful medium of Shakespeare and his plays”. Mary & Richard Coaten The King’s...
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Review: Inspired by Shakespeare

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We gave George Asbury (14) a sneak peek of the BSA’s Inspired by Shakespeare , a volume of creative writing edited and professionally designed by UCLan Publishing students which will be launched at the BSA Hull conference in September. From that point on, it will be available to...
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