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 »

The BSA is devoted to promoting the study, practice and enjoyment of Shakespeare throughout the United Kingdom. An important part of this work is our engagement with the media.


The trustees of the BSA are glad to respond to requests for comments. You can either:



Contact a Trustee with particular expertise:

Trustees are listed here in alphabetical order by surname. This list is subject to change.

Susan Anderson – email Disability, pageantry, music, sound and non-theatrical performance.
Karen Eckersall – email Teaching Shakespeare at secondary school level, student engagement.
Gabriel Egan – email Authorship, editing, textual criticism, computational analysis, theatre history, twentieth-century literary theory.
Brett Greatley-Hirsch – email Authorship, editing, digital Shakespeare, computational analysis, Shakespeare’s contemporaries.
Christopher Green – email Teaching Shakespeare at secondary school level (both in English and in Drama), staging Shakespeare with young people, public examinations (especially A levels), school textbooks.
James Harriman-Smith – email Theatre history, adaptation, acting theory, David Garrick and his contemporaries, Shakespeare in Europe between 1660 and 1800.
Andrew Jarvis – email Professional performance and production practices, contemporary actor training, First Folio as performance record.
Sarah Olive – email Shakespeare in popular culture, on television and social media; Shakespeare in Asia, women in Shakespeare studies.
José A. Pérez Díez – email Performance; historical context, dramatists and writers of Shakespeare’s time; Anglo-Spanish cultural relations in the Renaissance; reconstructed playhouses; practice as research; European theatre history; bibliography; critical editing; history of the book.
Ramona Wray – email Shakespeare on screen and in appropriation; Renaissance women writers.
Marion Wynne-Davies – email Renaissance women writers, performance of Shakespeare overseas (especially China and India), writing screenplays, creative adaptation of Shakespeare.