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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 »

Ben Broadribb on the Belfast BSA Conference

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This post originally appeared on medium.com, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of its author. Thanks, Ben! 10 Things I (Most Definitely Didn’t) Hate About BSA Belfast 2018 So, a short preamble, as this is my very first entry here. My name’s Ben Broadribb, and I’m...
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Call for Conference Organizers: BSA 2021

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The British Shakespeare Association welcomes applications from institutions to host the British Shakespeare Association conference in 2021. This is the largest regular Shakespeare conference in the United Kingdom, bringing together researchers, teachers and theatre practitioners...
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‘Why Shakespeare?’ Launching the BSA’s Performance and Media Branch

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In collaboration with the Actor’s Centre, the British Shakespeare Association is proud to present: Why Shakespeare? 13 October 2018 The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP Why do we keep producing and performing Shakespeare on stage, screen and film? What incentives...
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CFP: Barton, Hall and Shakespeare

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following CFP for a conference co-sponsored by the BSA. BARTON, HALL AND SHAKESPEARE ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES SEPTEMBER 7 / 8 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar and British Shakespeare Association announce a...
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Othello on Trial

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following BSA-sponsored event: Law on Trial 2018: Othello on Trial Monday 11th June 2018 Reception: 6pm Performance: 6.15pm Symposium Discussion: 7.30-8.30pm Hamlet. The Macbeths, of course. Richard 111 — they’ve all been tried for...
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Shakespeare and Sci-Fi Conference Report

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By Powder Thompson, PhD candidate, Anglia Ruskin University Anglia Ruskin University’s Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy held a conference on Shakespeare and Science Fiction on 28 April 2018 in Cambridge. Papers on all aspects of the intersection between Shakespeare and...
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Much Ado About Nothing Colloquium Report

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Ben Haworth received a BSA bursary to attend the  Much Ado About Nothing Colloquium at the Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames on 21 April 2018. He offers below a short report on the event. This brief yet superbly compact colloquium allowed both academic and public circles to...
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Shakespeare’s Emotions, Lost and Found

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On Friday, November 17th, more than 60 Shakespeare students, scholars, theatre practitioners, and enthusiasts gathered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Other Place Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to discuss emotion in Shakespeare’s plays. This educational event, call...
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Shakespeare’s Emotions, Lost and Found

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Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Shakespeare’s emotions, lost and found Nov. 17, 4.30-6pm The Other Place, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/shakespeares-emotions-lost-and-found/ This free event, supported by the...
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The First Playhouse at Drury Lane Symposium Report

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Earlier this year, the BSA was pleased to sponsor the following event at the London Metropolitan Archives. Lynne Wainwright reports on how it went. On the 9th September 2017, The First Playhouse in Drury Lane: a symposium on the Cockpit-Phoenix was held at the London Metropolitan...
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