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 Papers: 2018 BSA Conference

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Shakespeare Studies Today Queen’s University Belfast, 14-17 June 2018 (BSA2018@qub.ac.uk) Shakespeare Studies is one of the most rich and dynamic areas of interdisciplinary enquiry. It embraces historical explorations of Shakespeare’s canon, ranges across four hundred years of...
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Nominations Open for our 2018 Fellowships

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An Invitation from the Chair of the BSA Fellowship Committee, Andrew Jarvis The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. This year, 2017, the Fellowships are to be given to Sarah Stanton – formerly Publisher of Shakespeare and Early Modern...
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Michael Bogdanov

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The BSA is sorry to hear of the death of Michael Bogdanov, an outstanding director of Shakespeare and friend to the association, who served on our Honorary Fellowship Committee. Our thoughts are with his family.
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2017 Honorary Fellowships Awarded

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The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that its 2017 Honorary Fellowship Awards are to be given to Sarah Stanton, formerly Publisher, Shakespeare and early modern literary studies for Cambridge University Press,  and to the leading Shakespearean actor Adrian...
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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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BSA Conferences for 2018, 2019 and 2020

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The BSA is proud to announce its next the locations, institutional partners and themes of its next three conferences: Shakespeare Studies Today, 14-17 June 2018, Queen’s University, Belfast Shakespeare: Race and Nation, July 2019, Swansea University Shakespeare in Action, July...
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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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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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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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