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 Conference Organizers: BSA 2021

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

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

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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The Louis Marder Scholarship 2018

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following scholarship from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The  Louis  Marder  Shakespeare  Centre  Scholarship 2018 closing date 29 June 2018 Are you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be...
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Othello on Trial

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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2018 Honorary Fellowship Awarded

The BSA is delighted to announce the election of our new Honorary Fellow for 2018: Roger Harcourt. Roger is a giant in the world of Shakespearean Education. A teacher for the whole of his life, he has touched thousands of young people with his immense experience and insights. He...
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Shakespeare and Sci-Fi Conference Report

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

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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BBC Shakespeare Archive

In advance of our Belfast conference, the following press release may be of interest to BSA members.   BBC opens its Shakespeare archive to UK schools, colleges and universities The BBC has launched the BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource to provide schools, colleges and...
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The Rose Readathon

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following reading of 6 plays in 6 hours at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside on 2nd June 2018. Further details are available from info@roseplayhouse.org.uk
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