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Fantasy Shakespeare & Women: A Conversation

17 November 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The New York Times bestselling author, Chloe Gong, is one of the most exciting voices in Fantasy novels and she takes inspiration from Shakespeare. Her ‘Secret Shanghai’ series was a YA Fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet and she has just adapted Antony & Cleopatra for her Adult Fantasy trilogy,...

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Diverse Children's Shakespeare

2 November 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Diverse Children’s Shakespeare Location: Heritage Room, Library of Birmingham (in-person event) Likely to suit: adults & teenagers, and especially educators, parents & guardians, librarians, booksellers & keen readers of all ages. Free but registration is required. This event is inspired by popular activist movements like #BlackLivesMatter #WeNeedDiverseBooks #DecolonisetheCurriculum. First, explore the...

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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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‘Types of Titus’: Titus Andronicus and Social Justice (BSA Online Event)

24 March 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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Free exhibition at the University of Leicester's David Wilson Library: 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio

20 February 2023 - 24 April 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

The University of Leicester is celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio with an exhibition at the David Wilson Library. The exhibition explores Shakespeare’s library of classical literature, historical chronicles, religious text and philosophical writings which helped to shape and inspire his poetic and dramatic works. It will showcase items from...

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BSA 2022 Awards Ceremony (Online)

19 November 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The BSA is delighted to invite you to join us at our virtual 2022 Awards Ceremony, Saturday 19th November, 5:00pm. The event is open to all; please register via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom webinar link. Honorary Fellows Awards The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that our Honorary...

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Early Modern Scholars of Colour Network Launch Event (Online)

28 October 2022 @ 6:00 pm

The official launch of the Early Modern Scholars of Colour Network will take place at 6:00pm, Friday 28th October, and will be live-streamed. Led by Professor Farah Karim-Cooper, the discussions will centre around the achievements of the network so far, upcoming plans, and future avenues for professional support, including an exciting...

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

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

The BSA is delighted to host an online book launch event for the recently-published collection of essays, Lockdown Shakespeare: New Evolutions in Performance and Adaptation (Bloomsbury, 2022) edited by Gemma Kate Allred, Benjamin Broadribb, and Erin Sullivan. The event will feature the editors in conversation with some of the creatives who...

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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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"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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