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 »

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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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, with pictures. To find out more about The King’s Troupe, take a look at our ‘Meet the King’s Troupe’ post.   The...
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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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