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 »

Twelfth Night, A Shakespearean Rock Opera!

Hello, I’m Dylan J Morris, student of Maths at Durham University, mad fan of Liverpool FC and composer of the Shakespearean rock opera (!) Twelfth Night. I’m delighted to have been invited to write a blog for the BSA about my show – which is based on my favourite Shakespeare play...
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New Book: Ursula Potter on ‘The Unruly Womb’

The Unruly Womb in Early Modern English Drama by Ursula Potter The Unruly Womb in Early Modern English Drama was written with the aim of appealing to undergraduate and senior high school students interested in ideas about puberty and family in Shakespeare’s time and how they...
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Shakespeare at the Alt Academy in Oldham

Alt Academy is part of The Harmony Trust and part of the trust’s pledge is that the children have the opportunity to appear on stage. The school is part of a group of five schools in the area and they are lucky enough to have a Drama Co-ordinator and teaching staff who recognise...
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Sir Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare at Gresham College

Gresham College has made recordings of several Shakespeare lectures by Professor Sir Jonathan Bate available on their YouTube channel: Shakespeare’s Heroes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihX-Gpj_qWE Shakespeare’s Lovers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvbqyA2jYQQ...
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