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‘Types of Titus’: Titus Andronicus and Social Justice

21 March 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The BSA is delighted to host this online roundtable. This roundtable will examine Titus Andronicus as a play historically implicated in the nexus between racial discrimination, sexual violence and political division. With a particular emphasis on the 2023 production held at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the roundtable will feature a series of...

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BSA 2023 Conference: 'Re-locating Shakespeare'

25 July 2023 - 28 July 2023 @ All Day

The BSA is delighted to announce that the BSA 2023 Conference: 'Re-locating Shakespeare' will take place in Liverpool on 25th - 28th July 2023, organised by Dr Esme Miskimmin (University of Liverpool), Dr Katie Knowles (University of Liverpool), and Professor Emerita Elspeth Graham (Liverpool John Moores University). You can find...

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Past Events

'Shakespeare's Library: Sources and Texts' Exhibition

11 November 2021 - 30 April 2022 @ All Day

University of Leicester, David Wilson Library Special Collections – Basement Level, Leicester

BSA Member Dr Christina Wolf shares an invitiation to a free in-person exhibition at the University of Leicester: "We are delighted to be able to invite you visit the physical exhibition Shakespeare's Library: Sources and Texts. The texts which were highly influential on Shakespeare’s work are quite well known and researched....

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

11 November 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for this free public online event hosted by the British Shakespeare Association. The event is open to all, but registration via Eventbrite is required. “Shakespeare’s Maritime Dream” is a narrated and filmed public humanities performance piece in development by faculty and students from the State University of New York at...

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AGM and Honorary Fellowships Award ceremony with Adjoa Andoh and Andrew Gurr

20 November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The ongoing health and safety concerns mean that we are not able to meet in person at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford, so the BSA Board will repeat the successful practice of last year’s meeting and hold the AGM and Awards Ceremony virtually via Zoom. You can register to attend the...

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

14 January 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The BSA is delighted to host this online lecture by Professor Peter J. Smith (Nottingham Trent University). Attendance is free, but all attendees should register via Eventbrite. From the comic wrangles of the rival suitors out-dowering one another to win the hand of Bianca in Shrew, to the malevolent intrigue...

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The Shakespeare Fiction Podcast Launch Event

26 January 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

**Please note: this event was originally scheduled for 1st December, but it has been postponed until 26th January 2022.** The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to invite you to this online event on Shakespeare Fiction. Dr Koel Chatterjee and Prof. Lisa Hopkins will launch the first series of The Shakespeare...

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

11 February 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

  The BSA welcomes you to this event, which is free and open to all. Please register via Eventbrite here.    The late Professor Michael Hattaway’s bequest of books to colleagues in the University of Iasi, Romania, typified both his generosity and his strong bonds with Shakespeareans in Europe. This...

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Shakespeare's Coming Home: A Reading of Shakespeare's Complete Works

1 March 2022 - 12 March 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Town Hall Ballroom, Stratford-Upon-Avon

This event, which will take place in the Ballroom of the Stratford-Upon-Avon Town Hall from 1st - 12th March, is to raise money to restore the statue of Shakespeare, which was given by David Garrick in 1769. Please come and take your part in this reading of the Complete Works,...

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An Online Discussion of Mark Thornton Burnett's 'Hamlet and World Cinema'

28 April 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

BSA Members are cordially invited to attend this online event, live on YouTube, on Thursday 28 April at 2.30 (UK time). To commemorate Shakespeare’s birthday, Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett (Queen’s University Belfast) will speak on his recent book, Hamlet and World Cinema (Cambridge University Press, 2019), with distinguished academics, Prof. Amitava Roy...

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

27 May 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this free public online event hosted by the British Shakespeare Association. The event is open to all, but registration via Eventbrite is required. What methodologies can be used to examine mobility and embodiment in early modern theatre? How can intellectual, biological, or cultural contexts help us to...

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The Elizabethan Mind: An interview with Professor Helen Hackett

23 June 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this free public online event hosted by the British Shakespeare Association. The event is open to all, but registration via Eventbrite is required. ‘There’s nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so’ (Hamlet 2.2) Please join Professor Helen Hackett who will discuss her new book The Elizabethan...

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