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Shakespeare or not Shakespeare? Edward III at Lancaster Castle 1-3 June 7pm How much, if any, of this Elizabethan history play was written by William Shakespeare?   Judge for yourself by attending the live production in the spectacular historic setting... Read More...

Membership Officer of the British Shakespeare Association

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Board of Trustees of the British Shakespeare Association wishes to appoint a new Membership Officer to further the Association’s aims to educate, promote, and foster a better understanding of Shakespeare and his work. The Membership Officer... Read More...

The Sounds of Shakespeare

BSA Members have been offered a discount on tickets for Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra’s amazing concert on 20th May, featuring musical interpretations of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Bernstein, and a special musical showcase by pupils from... Read More...

Call for contributions: “Learning from Casting” (University of Southampton, 3rd July 2023)

Call for contributions: “Learning from Casting”, a symposium at the University of Southampton  On the 3rd of July, 2023, the University of Southampton will host a symposium for researchers, actors, and creatives interested in examining current casting practices in Shakespeare productions... Read More...

BSA Roundtable on the First Folio

This roundtable was recorded on 21st April 2023 to coincide with a forthcoming special issue on the First Folio of the BSA's Shakespeare journal. Speakers: Gabriel Egan (DeMontfort University) Patricia Badir (University of British Columbia) Chris Laoutaris (The Shakespeare Institute,... Read More...

BSA 2023 Conference Schedule

Dear Members of the BSA, We hope you will all enjoy celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday today in various ways, watching, reading, performing, writing. For those who would prefer to ‘Open your ears’, Radio 3 is broadcasting a production of Henry IV Part... Read More...

CfP: The Blackfriars Conference ‘Performance, Playhouse, Practice, and Play’, 2-5 November 2023

'Performance, Playhouse, Practice, and Play' The Blackfriars Conference Returns! ATTEND THE CONFERENCE: NOVEMBER 2-5, 2023 This November, the American Shakespeare Center will welcome conference attendees back to the Blackfriars Playhouse, where we will join together each day of the conference... Read More...

Don’t Miss: Adjoa Andoh in Richard III

Adjoa Andoh, Honorary Fellow of the BSA, directs and stars in a production of Richard III that remains true to the text but radically transforms our understandings of it. Andoh’s exciting production runs at the Liverpool Playhouse until 22 April and the Rose Theatre Kingston from 26... Read More...

Call for Submissions: Global Macbeth

Global Macbeth This collection of essays seeks to explore the many exciting new directions surrounding the scholarship concerning Macbeth. Long associated with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Macbeth continues to fascinate multifarious cultures around the globe. Macbeth’s weird witches and... Read More...

Call for Papers – Shakespeare Jahrbuch 160 (2024): ‘Shakespeare’s Libraries’

The 2024 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue on ‘Shakespeare’s Libraries’. The editorial board invites contributions on related themes, concepts and debates, from a variety of perspectives, in particular on the material afterlife of Shakespeare’s work in... Read More...
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