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 »

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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Shakespeare’s Emotions, Lost and Found

Members of the BSA may be interested in the following event. Shakespeare’s emotions, lost and found Nov. 17, 4.30-6pm The Other Place, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/shakespeares-emotions-lost-and-found/ This free event, supported by the...
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The First Playhouse at Drury Lane Symposium Report

Earlier this year, the BSA was pleased to sponsor the following event at the London Metropolitan Archives. Lynne Wainwright reports on how it went. On the 9th September 2017, The First Playhouse in Drury Lane: a symposium on the Cockpit-Phoenix was held at the London Metropolitan...
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Reports from the Offensive Shakespeare Conference

The BSA is proud to have sponsored the Offensive Shakespeare Conference at Northumbria University on 23rd and 24th May 2017. The following reports were written by those who received BSA bursaries for the event: John Rowell Shauna O’Brien   John Rowell, The Value of a...
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Peter Hulme in conversation with John Drakakis

The following conversation between John Drakakis (JD), emeritus professor of English at the University of Stirling, and Peter Hulme (PH), emeritus professor of Literature at the University of Essex took place at Lancaster University on 13th March 2017. Members of the BSA may...
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Programme and Registration Forms for our Teachers’ Conference!

The BSA is pleased to announce that the programme and registration form for our teachers’ conference this summer are now available. Download Programme Download Registration Form Full details for this event continue below: Teachers’ Conference: Shakespeare and Creativity...
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Announcing the BSA and SBT Teachers’ Conference

Teachers’ Conference: Shakespeare and Creativity Thursday 3 August to Saturday 5 August 2017 Organised by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in collaboration with The British Shakespeare Association Venue:  The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon Designed for teachers of...
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CFP: Offensive Shakespeare

Call for papers Offensive Shakespeare conference Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 24th May 2017 Sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association                                                                                  Keynote speakers: Prof. Douglas Lanier...
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