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 »

2021 York International Shakespeare Festival

The 2021 Festival – Sonnet Project As a biennial festival, York International Shakespeare Festival should be launched and selling tickets now for our 10 day programme at the end of May. We’re all aware why that’s not happening, and why for a festival focusing on international...
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Shakespeare: Context and Stagecraft

Shakespeare: Context and Stagecraft New Free Online GSCE Course from King’s College London The King’s College London GCSE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Shakespeare: Context and Stagecraft is going live on FutureLearn next Monday 5 October. This is a FREE 2-week...
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Expanding Horizons: Shakespeare and Indian Cinema

Queen’s Film Theatre Queen’s University, Belfast 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1PA Saturday, November 21, at 2.00pm Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett, BSA Trustee, is delivering a Media and Performance event as part of the 2020 Being Human festival. At the ‘Expanding...
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CFP: Shakespeare and Versification

Call for Submissions: ‘Shakespeare and Versification’ At the start of Charles Dickens’s Hard Times (1854), Mr M’Choakumchild drills his pupils in ‘the sciences of compound proportion, algebra, land-surveying and levelling’. The list continues, as a mixture of tedium and threat,...
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Teaching Shakespeare 20: Call for Papers

Teaching Shakespeare is an international, cross-sector magazine for educators and students that is freely available online via the British Shakespeare Association’s Education section of its website. It has a readership of over 1,000 in more than 60 countries — thanks to your...
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2021 Honorary Fellowships Committee

Do you have an interest in identifying and honouring those individuals who have made a substantial contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare as creatives or as scholars? The Honorary Fellowships committee is seeking to recruit two new members to take up a committee role...
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Women & Shakespeare Podcast

On 23 May, Dr Sarah Olive (York) and Dr Varsha Panjwani (NYU) will discuss the newly launched podcast series, ‘Women & Shakespeare’ and an episode featuring a conversation with renowned actor, Dona Croll, will be streamed. All details of the event are here:...
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Online Exhibition: Shakespeare’s Library

Shakespeare’s Library Online Exhibition The University of Leicester is delighted to be able to invite you to visit a new online exhibition titled Shakespeare’s Library. It highlights the connections between Shakespeare’s work and the works of others as well as their links...
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Celebration in Seclusion

Message from Chair Dear Members, I hope, first and foremost that you are all well. It feels rather strange celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday over the next three days in the midst of a global pandemic which has created emotions from one end of the scale to the other –...
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Birthday Lectures

What was Shakespeare Really Like? Birthday lectures by Professor Stanley Wells. From Shakespeare’s Birthday (23 April), Professor Stanley Wells is making available a series of four, new public lectures: ‘What Was Shakespeare Really Like?’ These are commissioned...
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