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 »

Call for Abstracts: Shakespeare in Higher Education in East and South East Asia

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following call for abstracts. Call for abstracts – Shakespeare in higher education in East and South East Asia This is a call for chapter abstracts for a Palgrave Pivot edited collection. The book proposal will be submitted in...
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BSA Bulletin for May 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 will open next week. The early bird rate (before 1 July) is £180/£90...
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Irish Renaissance Seminar

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The BSA is proud to sponsor the following seminar. Attendance is free for all. This event is part of a larger series, more details here: http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/shakespeare-lives-across-the-island/   Shakespeare Lives across the Island: Conversations and...
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Shakespeare Lives Across the Island

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Members of the BSA may be interested by the following series of events, one of which is being sponsored by the association: IRISH RENAISSANCE SEMINAR 7 May, 12 noon– 5pm Old Staff Common Room, Queen’s University Belfast FREE Speakers: Andrea Montgomery (Terra Nova) Prof. Sheila...
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Shakespeare400 Day: New Perspectives

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The BSA is delighted to be supporting the Shakespeare400 day, to be held in collaboration with The University of Chichester English Department at Chichester Festival theatre on Saturday 23 April 2016. The event is a day of Shakespeare talks open to both scholars and the general...
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Bardolph’s Box – ‘It’s a really good story’

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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/).   As I write this, we’ve been on the road for four weeks, Liverpool, Wigan, St Helens,...
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BSA Bulletin for April 2016

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New Honorary Fellows The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that its 2016 Honorary Fellowship Awards are to be given to Emeritus Professor Ann Thompson and to Emeritus Director and Co-Founder of the RSC John Barton. The BSA will be formally honouring Ann and...
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Disability and Shakespearean Theatre – registration now open

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Registration is now open for the Disability and Shakespearean Theatre symposium, supported by the British Shakespeare Association. Please visit the conference’s Eventbrite page to register – all welcome! Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building (L5), Lilybank Gardens,...
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2016 Honorary Fellowships Awarded

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The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that its 2016 Honorary Fellowship Awards are to be given to Emeritus Professor Ann Thompson and to Emeritus Director and Co-Founder of the RSC John Barton. The association will be formally honouring Ann and John at a...
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BSA Bulletin for March 2016

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BSA Event Videos Our website is now capable of hosting video recordings of BSA events. Members can currently watch the inauguration of Chris Grace and Dame Janet Suzman as honorary fellows of the association, complete with their reflections on their work with Shakespeare. A...
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