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 »

Productions and Events

Terra Nova Terra Nova, Northern Ireland’s only inter-cultural theatre company, has been busy with Shakespeare in recent months. Check out their wonderful ‘Intercultural Cohort’ project which includes ‘Shakespeare’s Monologues’ (22 April 2021), a series of five monologues from...
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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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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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