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BSA 2022 Awards Ceremony

The BSA was delighted to award Honorary Fellowships to Gregory Doran (Director Emeritus, Royal Shakespeare Company) and Lois Potter (Professor Emerita, University of Delaware), and an Innovation award to Lucy Askew (Chief Executive and Creative Producer of Creation Theatre).

Book Launch – Lockdown Shakespeare: New Evolutions in Performance and Adaptation

An online book launch to celebrate the publication of Lockdown Shakespeare: New Evolutions in Performance and Adaptation, edited by Gemma Allred, Benjamin Broadribb, and Erin Sullivan, published under the Arden Shakespeare imprint by Bloomsbury. The event features the editors in conversation with:

  • Amba-Suhasini K. Jhala (The Shakespeare Ensemble)
  • Rob Myles (The Show Must Go Online)
  • Sid Phoenix (CtrlAltRepeat)
  • Zoe Seaton (Big Telly Theatre)
  • Giles Stoakley (Creation Theatre)
  • Yu Umemiya (Waseda University)

This book is part of the ‘Shakespeare and Adaptation’ book series, edited by Mark Thornton Burnett.

BOOK DISCOUNT: the book is available to order here — use code GLR 9XUUK to get 35% off (this code applies to all titles in the ‘Shakespeare and Adaptation’ series). A flyer is also available here.

This event was recorded on Thursday 11th August 2022.

Book Launch: Helen Hackett’s ‘The Elizabethan Mind: Searching for the Self in an Age of Uncertainty

An interview between BSA Chair Alison Findlay and Helen Hackett in celebration of her new book The Elizabethan Mind: Searching for the Self in an Age of Uncertainty (Yale University Press, 2022).

The book is available to order here — use discount code ELIZA to receive 30% off.

A recording of the book launch is available to view here.

“O, let me see thee walk”: A roundtable on early modern embodiment and mobilities

What methodologies can be used to examine mobility and embodiment in early modern theatre? How can intellectual, biological, or cultural contexts help us to understand what is happening on the stage? And what can practices beyond the theatre – in relation to the playhouse’s immediate environs, for instance, or other types of activities or performance – tell us about early modern mobilities or processes of embodiment more widely? This roundtable discussion brings together international early modern drama experts to share their newest research on this theme, with the aim of sharing cross-disciplinary perspective and shaping some important questions for the field.

In addition to the recording of the event below, Susan Anderson has provided written notes for her opening remarks.

‘Knowing I Loved My Books’: A BSA Online Event Celebrating the Legacy of Professor Michael Hattaway

Students from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Iasi, Romania, discuss their experiences with Shakespeare as part of the event celebrating the legacy of Professor Michael Hattaway.

Speaker: Students from the University of Iasi, Romania. This online event took place on 11th February 2022.

The Shakespeare Fiction Podcast Launch Event

On 26th January 2022 Koel Chatterjee launched her new ‘Shakespeare Fiction’ podcast, in conversation with Lisa Hopkins about fiction, genre, and the kinds of creative spaces that Shakespeare fiction creates and occupies.

An introductory episode of the podcast is available here.

‘Blood and soil’: Richard II and the Politics of Landscape

A guest lecture by Pete Smith in honour of the late Michael Hattaway.

Speaker: Pete Smith. This online event took place on 14th January 2022.

The Imaginative Flows of Shakespeare’s Maritime Dream: A Conversation About Public Humanities and Performance

Spkeakers: Barbara Bono, Maria S. Horne, and Steve Mentz. This online event took place on 11th November 2021.

2021 BSA Online Conference: Shakespeare In/Action

A selection of papers, roundtables and workshops from the 2021 BSA online conference is available to view HERE.

Interview with Dame Harriet Walter

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