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 »

BSA Bulletin for February 2016

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BSA appoints New Education Trustees The Board is pleased to welcome two new co-opted trustees, Karen Eckersall and Chris Green, to the BSA board. Karen and Chris will be working closely with Sarah Olive, chair of the Education Committee, to help the BSA develop its Education...
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New Book by BSA Member

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The BSA is delighted to announce the publication of a new book by one of our members, available from retailers now. Details and an extract from the book can be found below. Shakespeare Calling – the book Why Shakespeare?  Who is this Hamlet? Is Lady Macbeth really evil? Can...
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CFP: Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium

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Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ 9.45am-5pm, Wednesday 20th April 2016 Attendance: £25 full, £15 concession, free for BSA members This symposium draws together growing research interest in disability studies and Shakespearean theatre....
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British Shakespeare Association Teaching Trustee

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The Board of Trustees of the British Shakespeare Association wishes to co-opt a new Trustee from the teaching profession. We are looking for a member of the BSA who is willing to give of his or her time to further the aims of the BSA with particular attention to members of the...
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MUSE OF FIRE Competition

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Members of the BSA are invited to participate in the following competition, a collaboration between the association and Illuminations.   WIN A LIMITED EDITION DVD OF MUSE OF FIRE SIGNED BY JUDI DENCH AND IAN MCKELLEN “An epic road-trip buddy movie, that aims to dispel the...
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AGM and BSA Awards Ceremony

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Details of our AGM and annual award ceremony for new fellows of the British Shakespeare Association are now also available on the events part of this website AGM Awards Ceremony   British Shakespeare Association  Honorary Fellowships 2015 The British Shakespeare association...
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Teaching Shakespeare 8 is out!

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I’m pleased to announce that the seventh issue of Teaching Shakespeare is now available for free download. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF Please note that in this issue we wrongly referred to Robert Sawyer  as an Assistant Professor. His position is, in fact, that of Professor....
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John Russell Brown

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The British Shakespeare Association is sad to announce that John Russell Brown passed away on 26th August. John was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Shakespeare Association last year in recognition of his exemplary contribution to British Shakespeare. An eminent Shakespeare...
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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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