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 »

Shakespeare’s Birthday Events

In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday on Friday 23rd April, there is a veritable feast of events as detailed below:   12.30-14.00 ‘Theatre in Time of Plague’ (12:30-14:00) A lunchtime celebration of William Shakespeare’s 457th birthday an online discussion with...
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The 11th World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare Circuits. 18-24 July 2021. Online from Singapore.

The 11th World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare Circuits. 18-24 July 2021. Online from Singapore. The quinquennial WSC will be virtual this year. It will include plenaries, panels and seminars and an array of Asian productions of Shakespeare available both during the conference...
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Upcoming Events

  Online book launch of Alexa Alice Joubin’s Shakespeare and East Asia 5 February 2021 An online book launch for Alexa Alice Joubin’s new book, Shakespeare and East Asia, organised by the Society for Renaissance Studies. Register here.   Shakespeare, Race &...
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Videos, podcasts, and more

Launch of ‘Unprecedented’ ‘Unprecedented’ is a new video project hosted by Shakespeare Link and the Wet Mariners. Access the project launch announcement here and stay tuned for more content.   Andrew Smith (Fleeting Year Films) on Hamlet A number of performers and...
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Early Career Researcher News: Ronan Hatfull, Learning to Lead at Conferences in 2021

BSA member Dr Ronan Hatfull shares news of upcoming conference leadership activities and reflects on conferencing during the pandemic. The buzz of conferences in the early days of my doctoral research at the University of Warwick was an integral reason why I chose to pursue a...
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Early Career Researcher News: Faith Acker, First Readers of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 1590-1790

Congratulations to BSA member Dr Faith Acker on the publication of her first monograph, First Readers of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 1590-1790 (Routledge, 2020). Read on to learn more from Dr Acker about her book and the process of adapting her doctoral work for publication. What is...
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Nominations for the 2021 BSA Honorary Fellowships

The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. The 2020 awards, in honour of our postponed conference on ‘Shakespeare in Action’, were given to Dame Harriet Walter and Sir Ian McKellen, for their outstanding lifetime’s achievements in the field of...
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