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 »

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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BSA Bulletin for January and February 2017

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Announcing the annual conferences for 2018, 2019, and 2020 After a rigorous process of application and review, the Events Committee of the BSA is proud to announce the institutions that will host our three upcoming annual conferences and their titles. The 2018 BSA Annual...
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BSA Conferences for 2018, 2019 and 2020

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The BSA is proud to announce its next the locations, institutional partners and themes of its next three conferences: Shakespeare Studies Today, 14-17 June 2018, Queen’s University, Belfast Shakespeare: Race and Nation, July 2019, Swansea University Shakespeare in Action, July...
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We want your opinion on Teaching Shakespeare!

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Our Education Network magazine, Teaching Shakespeare is seeking feedback. Even if you do not know the publication well, please consider taking some time to fill out this extremely short survey: GO TO SURVEY
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Shakespeare Lives in Korea

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By Sarah Olive In November, I had the pleasure of participating in several British Council Korea events to round out the year-long Shakespeare Lives project, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This involved chairing the Sonnet Exchange on 24th November at the...
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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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