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 »

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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‘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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CFP: Barton, Hall and Shakespeare

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following CFP for a conference co-sponsored by the BSA. BARTON, HALL AND SHAKESPEARE ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES SEPTEMBER 7 / 8 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar and British Shakespeare Association announce a...
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Othello on Trial

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following BSA-sponsored event: Law on Trial 2018: Othello on Trial Monday 11th June 2018 Reception: 6pm Performance: 6.15pm Symposium Discussion: 7.30-8.30pm Hamlet. The Macbeths, of course. Richard 111 — they’ve all been tried for...
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Shakespeare and Sci-Fi Conference Report

By Powder Thompson, PhD candidate, Anglia Ruskin University Anglia Ruskin University’s Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy held a conference on Shakespeare and Science Fiction on 28 April 2018 in Cambridge. Papers on all aspects of the intersection between Shakespeare and...
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Much Ado About Nothing Colloquium Report

Ben Haworth received a BSA bursary to attend the  Much Ado About Nothing Colloquium at the Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames on 21 April 2018. He offers below a short report on the event. This brief yet superbly compact colloquium allowed both academic and public circles to...
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Shakespeare’s Emotions, Lost and Found

On Friday, November 17th, more than 60 Shakespeare students, scholars, theatre practitioners, and enthusiasts gathered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Other Place Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to discuss emotion in Shakespeare’s plays. This educational event, call...
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