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 »

2019 AGM Agenda and Minutes of 2018 AGM

The agenda for the 2019 AGM, to be held Friday 19 July 2019, 17:30 to 18:30, in the Talesin Create Mall Room at Swansea University, is now available. The minutes of the 2018 AGM are also now available for consultation.
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Election of new Trustees and Officer

The Board of Trustees of the British Shakespeare Association wishes to appoint three new Trustees to take up positions on the Board in Autumn 2019. We are looking for members of the BSA who are willing to give of their time to further the aims of the BSA, and with interests and...
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2019 Honorary Fellowship Awarded

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our new Honorary Fellow for 2019 is Emeritus Professor John Drakakis. John’s past and continuing contribution to the world of Shakespearean studies is immense – he rightly holds the highest status in the field of Shakespearean...
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Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee

The music composed for David Garrick’s great Shakespeare “Jubilee” of 1769, the most talked about cultural event of the British 18th century, is currently being brought back to life in a pioneering recording by BSA member David Chandler, director of the Retrospect Opera, a small,...
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Performance and Media Committee Launched

The British Shakespeare Association launched a new Performance and Media Committee with a consultation event on 13th October 2018. Members of the BSA were joined by 25 theatre practitioners and academics at the Actors Centre in London to discuss responses to these questions: Why...
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The King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival

King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April, 2019 St George’s Guildhall, King Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HA BSA members may be interested to attend the first King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival. Over three days in April 2019, the works of the Bard will be...
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Ewan Fernie wins Heritage Lottery Fund development grant for ‘Everything to Everybody Project’

Working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, Professor Ewan Fernie has won a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a big project which would revive  (1) Birmingham’s world-significant Shakespeare collection and (2) the ‘trailblazing’ spirit of its original...
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Fellowship Nominations

An Invitation from the Chair of the BSA Fellowship Committee: The British Shakespeare Association endows two Honorary Fellowships each year. This year, 2018, the Fellowship was given solely to Roger Harcourt – for his outstanding work and lifetime’s achievement in the field...
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Roger Harcourt’s Speech at BSA Belfast

Our newest honorary fellow, Roger Harcourt, has kindly agreed to the publication of the acceptance speech he delivered during the Belfast conference dinner. Download the Speech
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Ben Broadribb on the Belfast BSA Conference

This post originally appeared on medium.com, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of its author. Thanks, Ben! 10 Things I (Most Definitely Didn’t) Hate About BSA Belfast 2018 So, a short preamble, as this is my very first entry here. My name’s Ben Broadribb, and I’m...
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