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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 »

Reports from the Offensive Shakespeare Conference

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The BSA is proud to have sponsored the Offensive Shakespeare Conference at Northumbria University on 23rd and 24th May 2017. The following reports were written by those who received BSA bursaries for the event: John Rowell Shauna O’Brien   John Rowell, The Value of a...
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Peter Hulme in conversation with John Drakakis

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The following conversation between John Drakakis (JD), emeritus professor of English at the University of Stirling, and Peter Hulme (PH), emeritus professor of Literature at the University of Essex took place at Lancaster University on 13th March 2017. Members of the BSA may...
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Programme and Registration Forms for our Teachers’ Conference!

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The BSA is pleased to announce that the programme and registration form for our teachers’ conference this summer are now available. Download Programme Download Registration Form Full details for this event continue below: Teachers’ Conference: Shakespeare and Creativity...
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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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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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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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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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‘[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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Irish Renaissance Seminar Report

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The Queen’s University Belfast meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar (7 May 2016), generously supported by the British Shakespeare Association, got off to a great start with the cutting of the Globe Theatre Cake, which was very much enjoyed by the 40 delegates from NI/Ireland...
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