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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 »

The King’s Troupe in France

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The BSA-sponsored King’s Troupe has written a short article about their adventures in France. You can download it here as a PDF. To find out more about The King’s Troupe, take a look at our ‘Meet the King’s Troupe’ post.
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Shakespeare Now

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following event, which is part of the Books Unbound festival in Hammersmith on 25th and 26th June 2016. Shakespeare Now Saturday 25 June, 4pm Join Dr Pamela Bickley and Dr Jenny Stevens in a lively interactive session as they discuss...
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Knighthood for Stanley Wells

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The British Shakespeare Association congratulates Sir Stanley Wells on receiving his well-deserved knighthood. Sir Stanley is one of the most distinguished Shakespeareans in the country and it is only fitting that he should received this honour during the year of...
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Applications invited for the Position of Chair

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The Board of the British Shakespeare Association is looking to appoint a new leadership team from September 2016 onwards. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Board of the BSA during the year of Shakespeare’s quarter-centenary and help take the BSA forward. We are...
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Meet the King’s Troupe

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The following is a guest post by Richard and Mary Coaten, whose BSA-sponsored production of As You Like it will be taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon this summer. For further details, contact marycoaten@hotmail.co.uk or visit their Facebook page. ‘Shakespeare without Borders’ –...
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BSA Bulletin for June 2016

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Registration for Hull 2016 The BSA’s 2016 conference, ‘Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives’, takes place 8-11 September 2016 at the University of Hull. Registration for the conference is now open. The early bird rate (before 1 July) is £180/£90 concession,...
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‘Bardolph’s Box’ Blog – ‘It looked like TV but better’

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This is a guest blog post from Nicola Pollard, a member of the touring Bardolph’s Box production, sponsored by the BSA (http://www.uptheroadtheatre.co.uk/bardolphs-box/). Some might say there is no greater praise from a child for a performance in this day and age than ‘It...
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‘[O]ur wits are so diversely coloured’: Thoughts on the 2016 Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium at Glasgow University

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By Jessi Parrot (@messijessijumps) In the public imagination, it would seem, disability and Shakespeare are not the most obvious pairing – that is, if the recent adaptation of the London tube map to feature all of Shakespeare’s characters in place of station names is anything to...
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Sponsored Places at NATE 2016 for BSA Members

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The British Shakespeare Association has decided to sponsor attendance by two teachers of English and/or Drama at the forthcoming NATE Annual Conference which is scheduled to take place in Stratford-upon-Avon (at the Holiday Inn Hotel) on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June 2016....
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Applications Invited for the Positions of Treasurer and Membership Officer

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The Board of the British Shakespeare Association is looking to appoint a new leadership team from September 2016 onwards, when the current Chair, the Treasurer and the Membership Officer will all stand down. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Board of the BSA during the...
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