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The BSA Annual Conference is a major international gathering, bringing together scholars, actors, teachers and Shakespeare enthusiasts.
Shakespeare, published by Routledge, is the Journal of the BSA and is one of the most important academic journals in the world.
The Education Network is for all those interested in the theory and practice of teaching Shakespeare across a broad range of educational environments.
The BSA’s blog features pieces by BSA members and members of the BSA’s Committees for Education, Events, and Performance and Media.
Welcome to the British Shakespeare Association
The British Shakespeare Association is an 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’.
The British Shakespeare Association is a charitable organisation.
We depend on our membership and we welcome members from all over the world and from all walks of life.
Our members include leading scholars, teachers, theatre practitioners and enthusiasts. If you would like to join us, the cost of annual membership is £25 (or £15 for students, OAPs, and teachers).
Membership of the BSA gives you several privileges:
- Free or discounted entry (where appropriate) to BSA events
- The opportunity to participate in the biennial BSA conference
- A vote at Annual General Meetings
- The chance to participate in committees and stand in elections
- Opportunities to share and promote your work online via the BSA’s website
- Discounted access to Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association
- Publisher discounts, subject to availability
- Access to the BSA magazine, Teaching Shakespeare
- Emails and updates about Shakespeare-related events.
New special issue of ‘Shakespeare’ journal: Shakespeare and the JewsThe BSA is delighted to announce the recent publication of a special issue of our journal Shakespeare on the theme…
CFP for LINGUACULTURE: In Honorem Professor Michael HattawayLINGUACULTURE, vol. 14, no. 1, June 2023 Issue editors: Professor Nicoleta Cinpoes (firstname.lastname@example.org),Professor Alison Findlay (email@example.com), Professor Peter Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)…
BSA Statement in Support of UkraineThe Board of the British Shakespeare Association wishes to express its solidarity with the Ukrainian academic community and, beyond, with…
Attendance at ‘Readings of Shakespeare with Honorary Fellows’ Free for BSA Members (5th and 6th March, Stratford-Upon-Avon)The BSA has contributed to sponsorship of a community-based reading of Shakespeare’s complete works from in the ballroom of the…