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 »

2021 York International Shakespeare Festival

The 2021 Festival – Sonnet Project As a biennial festival, York International Shakespeare Festival should be launched and selling tickets now for our 10 day programme at the end of May. We’re all aware why that’s not happening, and why for a festival focusing on international...
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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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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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Shakespeare: Context and Stagecraft

Shakespeare: Context and Stagecraft New Free Online GSCE Course from King’s College London The King’s College London GCSE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Shakespeare: Context and Stagecraft is going live on FutureLearn next Monday 5 October. This is a FREE 2-week...
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Online Exhibition: Shakespeare’s Library

Shakespeare’s Library Online Exhibition The University of Leicester is delighted to be able to invite you to visit a new online exhibition titled Shakespeare’s Library. It highlights the connections between Shakespeare’s work and the works of others as well as their links...
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Birthday Lectures

What was Shakespeare Really Like? Birthday lectures by Professor Stanley Wells. From Shakespeare’s Birthday (23 April), Professor Stanley Wells is making available a series of four, new public lectures: ‘What Was Shakespeare Really Like?’ These are commissioned...
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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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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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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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