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 »

In Memoriam: Professor Michael Hattaway

  The British Shakespeare Association is saddened by the passing of Professor Michael Hattaway, on Wednesday 7 July, after a courageous, nine-month struggle with cancer. The Shakespeare world has been enriched by his lively and accessible academic work, from th...
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Early Modern German Shakespeare in Action: Creation Theatre’s ‘Romio und Julieta’

An online roundtable hosted by the Society for Renaissance Studies Tuesday 4th May 2021, 5:00pm Registration Link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/shakegerm   Romeo and Juliet, but not as we know it… From the 1590s onwards travelling players took various plays from the London...
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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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Expanding Horizons: Shakespeare and Indian Cinema

Queen’s Film Theatre Queen’s University, Belfast 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1PA Saturday, November 21, at 2.00pm Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett, BSA Trustee, is delivering a Media and Performance event as part of the 2020 Being Human festival. At the ‘Expanding...
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CFP: Shakespeare and Versification

Call for Submissions: ‘Shakespeare and Versification’ At the start of Charles Dickens’s Hard Times (1854), Mr M’Choakumchild drills his pupils in ‘the sciences of compound proportion, algebra, land-surveying and levelling’. The list continues, as a mixture of tedium and threat,...
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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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BSA Bulletin for October and November 2017

NEWS FROM THE TRUSTEES 2017 Annual General Meeting and Honorary Fellowships award ceremony, The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 4November, 2 to 5pm All members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting, which will commence at 2pm in the Shakespeare Centre,...
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BSA Bulletin for July and August 2017

NEWS FROM THE TRUSTEES CALL FOR PAPERS: British Shakespeare Association annual conference: Shakespeare Studies Today, Queen’s University Belfast, 14-17 June 2018 Shakespeare Studies is one of the most rich and dynamic areas of interdisciplinary enquiry. It embraces historical...
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