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 »

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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BSA 2019 at Swansea University

          The British Shakespeare Association and Swansea University are delighted to announce that the 2019 annual conference of the British Shakespeare Association will take place from: 17th to 20th July 2019 The theme is ‘race and nation’; a...
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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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