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 »

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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Statement on the UCU Strike Action over Pensions

In our capacity as trustees of the BSA, we state our concern for the current dispute over proposed changes to the USS pension scheme.  Although these changes will not affect the majority of our diverse membership directly, we nevertheless consider them a threat to the future of...
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CFP Shakespeare and the Animal World

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following call for papers. Call for papers for the 2019 French Shakespeare Society conference: Shakespeare and the Animal World Paris, Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, 10-12 January 2019 CF...
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Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes

Members of the BSA may be interested by the following call for papers. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. Themed Issue: Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes Co-editors: Dr Henry Bell (Sheffield Hallam University), Amy Borsuk (Queen...
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‘Bonfire in Merrie England’ at the Rose Theatre

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. LECTURE Monday 19th February 7.30 p.m. Rose Playhouse, Bankside, 56 Park Street, SE1 9AR. Richard Wilson, Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Kingston University, will give a talk entitled ‘Bonfire in...
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Shakespeare in Practice 2018

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Shakespeare in Practice 2018 A Free One-Day Conference on the study of Shakespeare in Performance University of Central Lancashire, Preston Media Factory Innovation Studio 14th April 2018 10.30 – 5pm Confirmed Speakers:...
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