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Lear in Connecticut

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.231  Wednesday, 7 May 2014


From:        David Richman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 6, 2014 at 8:42:49 AM EDT

Subject:    Lear in Connecticut


This is a year of Lears. I am adding to their number. 


I will be acting King Lear this summer with Shakesperience, a thriving Shakespeare company founded by my former student Emily Mattina. Emily will direct, and costumes will be designed by another former student, Julie Leavitt, now a Prof of theatrical design at Fairfield.


More info about the production can be found at



Jun. 26 - 29 is King Lear as a part of Shakespeare In Library Park in Waterbury, CT.


August 6-10 is King Lear at Shakespeare on the Shoreline in Guilford, CT.


August 23 - 24 is King Lear at McLaughlin Vineyard in Sandy Hook, CT.


David Richman 

CFP: OVSC (October 24-5) OSU

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.230  Wednesday, 7 May 2014


From:        Joseph Sullivan < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 6, 2014 at 10:21:31 AM EDT

Subject:    CFP: OVSC (October 24-5) OSU


The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

Call for Papers

“Lovers, Madmen and Poets:

Shakespeare and the Imaginary, Supernatural, and Divine”

October 24 and 25, 2014

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio


Plenary Speakers:

Evelyn Gajowski, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

David George, Urbana University


The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks papers and panels relating to all things Shakespearean, especially those focusing on the spectral, the fantastic, the mad, and the fey. We take our cue from Theseus: “Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason ever comprehends.” The place of the world-beyond-the world, the line between reality and fantasy, and the demarcation of the sane from the mad are ever-present and controversial aspects of Shakespeare’s work and of early modern literature more broadly. As the plays we now call ‘romances’ or ‘dark comedies’ suggest, the transformation of the tragic into the comedic relies, to some extent, on the willing suspension of disbelief, on the capacity to accept what is otherwise contrary to our understanding, expectation, or experience. From Samuel Pepys’ condemnation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to the oblique resonances between Hamlet and Derrida’s Specters of Marx, the relationship between the ‘unreal’ and the ‘real’ is everywhere present and significant in Shakespeare’s works, and centrally a focus of performance history and critical reception from the earliest moments to the present. This conference will especially highlight these aspects of Shakespeare’s oeuvre.


Join us October 24-25, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Papers of 20 minutes, roundtable topics, and suggestions for panels on Shakespeare’s work and that of his contemporaries welcome.

Please send abstracts of 500 words to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by September 12, 2014.


The OVSC publishes a volume of selected papers each year, and conferees are welcome to submit revised versions of their papers for consideration. Students who present are eligible to compete for the M. Rick Smith Memorial Prizes. More information is available at


Joseph Sullivan, Ph.D.

Director of Assessment

Associate Professor of English

Marietta College

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Shakespearean Perceptions – Extension to CFP

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.229  Monday, 5 May 2014


From:        Laurie Johnson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 4, 2014 at 9:58:11 PM EDT

Subject:    Shakespearean Perceptions – Extension to CFP


Shakespearean Perceptions – Extension to CFP


The convenors of the 12th Biennial International Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) are extending the call for papers to 27 June, 2014


Many of our friends in the Shakespeare Association of America only learned of the ANZSA conference during the recent congress in St. Louis, so we have received a significant number of requests for extra time. We will also invite members of the Asian Shakespeare Association (which meets in May this year for the first time) to consider proposing a paper for ANZSA. By extending the CFP to accommodate these groups, we also welcome proposals from any interested participants who may be still wishing to consider presenting at this year’s event.


The ANZSA conference theme is “Shakespearean Perceptions,” and will be held at The University of Southern Queensland from October 2-4, 2014. Confirmed keynotes are Professor Peter Holbrook (University of Queensland), Professor Graham Holderness (Hertfordshire), Emeritus Professor Helen Ostovich (McMaster), and Professor Garrett Sullivan (Pennsylvania).


Shakespeare’s career coincided with a period during which the nature of perception was being radically reimagined. While the rise of the Elizabethan theatre brought with it new configurations of audiences, Elizabethans were learning to view plays—and indeed their world—with fresh eyes but also with fresh noses, fresh ears, fresh skin, etc. This rethinking of sensory perception also resulted in a new understanding of the roles of reason and the imagination in shaping lived experience. Rather than being a phenomenon limited to the work of Shakespeare alone, the reinvention of perception mapped itself out across the whole of the Elizabethan and Jacobean worlds, and is worth tracing in the work of Shakespeare’s coevals (Jonson, Marlowe, Middleton, and many others). By the same token, modern audiences and readers of Shakespearean drama refashion this work according to visual and sensory economies made possible by new technologies and new modes of representation. Topics that may cover this notion of Shakespearean Perceptions may include, but need not be limited to:

  • Shakespearean drama and modes of perception: the senses, passions, embodiment, and medicine;
  • Audiences of Shakespeare in the past and present;
  • Cultural histories of perception and performance;
  • Art and the iconic or emblematic nature of Shakespearean plays;
  • Reinterpretations of Shakespearean drama for the modern stage;
  • Editors and readers of Shakespeare;
  • Modes of cognition and experience in the early modern theatre;
  • Perceptions in Shakespearean drama of classical, medieval, or “New World” ideas and sources;
  • New media and film and adaptations of Shakespeare’s work and that of his contemporaries;
  • Shakespearean drama in translation to non-English-speaking languages;
  • Perceptions of the natural and supernatural worlds;
  • Ways of seeing Shakespeare in political and social contexts.

The conference venue is situated in the picturesque garden city of Toowoomba, located at the edge of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, Australia. ANZSA 2014 will be held in conjunction with the 11th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park Festival. Conference registration will include attendance at the opening show of the main stage performance of Much Ado about Nothing.


The conference will include lectures, papers, workshops, seminars, and performances. We invite proposals for papers or presentations (20 minutes), panels (90 minutes), and workshops (90 minutes) on any aspect of the conference theme, broadly interpreted. Proposals (250 words or less) should be sent by 27 June, 2014 to Associate Professor Laurie Johnson or Dr Darryl Chalk by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


More information at. More information at  the conference website:



Associate Professor Laurie Johnson

English and Cultural Studies

School Academic Coordinator (Humanities and Communication)

School of Arts and Communication

Faculty of Business, Education, Law, and Arts

University of Southern Queensland

Events with Stephen Grant, Paul Dickson, David Kastan, Stacy Keach, Edward Gero, and Adam Gopnik

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.228  Monday, 5 May 2014


From:        John F Andrews < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 2, 2014 at 1:41:12 PM EDT

Subject:    Events with Stephen Grant, Paul Dickson, David Kastan, Stacy Keach, Edward Gero, and Adam Gopnik


Stephen Grant Portrays the Founders of the Folger Shakespeare Library


Monday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m.

National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Free and Open to the Public


People are often surprised to learn that the world’s largest repository of Shakespeareana is to be found, not in London or Stratford, but in Washington. How this came to be is the subject of a fascinating new biography by Stephen H. Grant. He tells the remarkable story of Henry and Emily Jordan Folger, a quiet Brooklyn couple who devoted their lives to Collecting Shakespeare. Henry was a close associate of John D. Rockefeller, and he eventually rose to the helm of the Standard Oil Company of New York. But the philanthropic passion that obsessed a major corporation’s most unassuming executive was not to become public till April 23, 1932, when President Hoover presided over a Capitol Hill ceremony at which the Folger Shakespeare Library was presented to the American people. After his conversation with John F. Andrews, a scholar who spent a decade as Director of Academic Programs at the institution the Folgers created, Mr. Grant will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.


Yale’s David Scott Kastan Discusses Shakespeare and Religion


Tuesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Dicapo Opera Theatre

184 East 76th Street, Manhattan

Members $10, Others $20


David Kastan is the first American to serve as a General Editor of The Arden Shakespeare, a prestigious collection that has been England’s standard-bearer for more than a century. A distinguished professor at Yale University, Mr. Kastan has also won plaudits for his teaching at Dartmouth College and Columbia University. His many publications include Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time (1982), Shakespeare After Theory (1999), and Shakespeare and the Book (2001). Mr. Kastan co-edited Stagng the Renaissance: Essays on Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (1991), and he is the sole editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature (2006). For this occasion he’ll focus primarily on A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion (2014), and after he chats with Mr. Andrews and responds to questions from the audience, he’ll be happy to inscribe copies, which will be on hand for those who wish to obtain them.


Paul Dickson Explores the Expressions We Derive From Shakespeare and Other Authors


Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Dicapo Opera Theatre

184 East 76th Street, Manhattan

Members $10, Others $20


We’ve long known that hundreds of familiar words and phrases originated with Shakespeare. But which ones, and how many? And how much do we owe to writers such as Austen, Chaucer, Scott, and Twain? That is the subject of Authorisms, our latest “dicksonary” from Paul Dickson. Acclaimed for his authoritative Baseball Dictionary, now in its third edition, Mr. Dickson has also treated us to The Congress Dictionary: The Ways and Meanings of Capitol Hill, to Words from the White House, and to Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the News. A former editor for Merriam-Webster, Mr. Dickson has appeared on All Things Considered and other NPR programs, and he was a frequent contributor to the late William Safire’s popular “On Language” column for the New York Times Magazine. His latest volume will be on hand for purchase, and after he talks with Mr. Andrews and addresses comments and queries from those who attend this presentation, he’ll be delighted to sign copies.


Talking about the Henry IV  Plays with Stacy Keach and Edward Gero


Thursday, May 29, at 12:15

Woman’s National Democratic Club

1526 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington

Luncheon & Program $30


As Falstaff in Michael Kahn’s riveting interpretation of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, one of America’s most distinguished and versatile actors is returning to a role he first played four decades ago in Central Park. Not only has Stacy Keach earned plaudits in such classics as Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Richard III. He has also depicted Lyndon Johnson in Barbara Garson’s Macbird, and LBJ’s White House successor in Frost/Nixon. Meanwhile he is renowned for dozens of television hits, among them his celebrated Mike Hammer series, and for roles in more than seventy films, most recently Nebraska, an Oscar contender for Best Picture. Joining Mr. Keach is Edward Gero, a winner of four Helen Hayes Awards and a nominee for nearly a dozen more.  Mr. Gero is completing a Shakespeare Theatre journey that commenced twenty years ago when he played Bolingbroke to Richard Thomas’ title figure in Richard II. He’ll soon be starring as Justice Scalia in an Arena Stage premiere of The Originalist, a show that could well be bound for Broadway in 2015. After a wide-ranging dialogue with Mr. Andrews, both stars will respond to questions and comments from the audience. And Mr. Keach will be available to sign copies of All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage, which will be on hand for purchase.   


Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker  Reflects on Bardic Relics


Monday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m.

National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Guild Members $10, Others $20


In “The Poet’s Hand,” one of the most riveting and talked-about articles he’s ever written for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik asks “Why do we still search for relics of the Bard?” It’s an intriguing question, and Mr. Gopnik focuses it on two developments that have the potential to alter our perceptions of a playwright whose works seem just as vibrant and timely today as they were when he was at the peak of his career at the Globe. Best known for Paris to the Moon, a touching account of the years he and his family spent in the City of Light, Mr. Gopnik has also enriched our lives with Americans in Paris and The Table Comes First: France, Family, and the Meaning of Food. One of his recent titles, Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, was hinted at during a National Arts Club conversation with Mr. Andrews in 2008. It’s conceivable that this gathering will feature another preview, relating to a book project that will be taking Mr. Gopnik to London this summer. 


To reserve space for these engagements, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 505-988-9560. If you wish, you may pay at the door for the programs on May 13-14. For more information about these and other Shakespeare Guild offerings, please visit  


John F. Andrews, President

The Shakespeare Guild

5B Calle San Martin

Santa Fe, NM 87506-7536

(505) 988-9560

Bryn Mawr College’s SPT Henry 4 on YouTube

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.224  Friday, 2 May 2014


From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Friday, May 2, 2014

Subject:    Bryn Mawr College’s SPT Henry 4 on YouTube


Bryn Mawr College Shakespeare Performance Troupe’s Henry 4, Fall 2013.
Directed by Rebecca Cook; Assistant Directed by Libby Wilson. 2:51:33. Now online at YouTube:


World Shakespeare Bibliography Survey

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.223  Friday, 2 May 2014


From:        Laura Estill < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 1, 2014 at 4:46:24 PM EDT

Subject:    World Shakespeare Bibliography Survey


Dear Shakespeareans,


The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online ( is looking for your input: please take a five-minute survey to help us better meet your needs.


The survey is here:


The survey will be open until 15 June 2014.


We appreciate your valuable feedback!



Dr. Laura Estill


Assistant Professor of English

Texas A&M University

Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography


[Editor’s Note: For all those who might not know, Jim Harner has retired and Laura Estill is taking over as Editor of the WSB. Best wishes to both Jim and Laura –Hardy]

Review: Collecting Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.221  Thursday, 1 May 2014


From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Thursday, May 1, 2014

Subject:    Review: Collecting Shakespeare


Stephen H. Grant. Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 264 pages. 32 halftones. ISBN: 9781421411873.


The other day I finished Stephen Grant’s Collecting Shakespeare. I enjoyed reading it, particularly about the directors over the years, the behind the scenes bidding wars between Folger and Huntington, the details of the building of the library itself, and the story of Henry and Emily. I especially liked reading about the acquisition of some of the books I have used at the Folger and the dealers and collectors they were purchased from Rosenbach and William White, for example.  The story of the commissioning and building of the Puck statue was also fascinating. I was, however, less interested in how Folger got his wealth than I was in how it was used. 


Nevertheless, we learn in chapter four: “Henry Folger created the wealth to buy Shakespeare in four major ways: a five-decade salary from Standard Oil; investments in the company and its affiliates that generated substantial dividends; careful money management; and a major investment in Magnolia Petroleum Company, which generated very large dividends and a huge profit when it was sold.” We further learn that “It seems incontrovertible, therefore, that this uncharacteristic involvement with Magnolia yielded much, if not most, of the money Folger spent to create his dream, the Shakespeare Library.” In this “murky” involvement, Folger acted as a front for Standard Oil. 


The irony, of course, the a great concentration of wealth is necessary for collecting the books for and building something like the Folger Shakespeare Library or the Mellon National Gallery of Art or Barnes Foundation or . . . the list goes on back to the Italian Renaissance and the days of the pharaohs. I have a deep-seated aversion to capitalism as it is generally practiced in the United States and international economy, but would I not want the pyramids, the Sistine Chapel, or the Folger Library: no. So I am caught in a contradiction.


I do unabashedly love the Folger Shakespeare Library. I have attended performances at the Elizabethan Theater since the late 1970s and have been a reader since the 1980s. I have handled quartos of original printings of the Sonnets (1609) and Lucrece (1594). I have been a participant in a Folger Seminar. I have made discoveries such as when I found a variation in Lucrece that had not been noticed before: “Unnoticed Variant Reading in Q1 Lucrece, 1594. Notes and Queries. 52.2 (June 2005: Vol. 250 of the continuous series): 193-195. I have even donated a book that was appraised at $15,000 to the library: Werff, Adriaen van der, 1659-1722. Historical portraits. [Rotterdam? Reinier Leers? n.d.]. 66 plates (ports.) 38 cm.


Stephen H. Grant’s Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger provides accounts of interest to lovers of the Folger Library in particular and books in general. It is well worth the read, and I recommend it highly.


On his web site, Grant list ten Folger facts <>:


Ten Cameos from the Folgers’ World

  1. In 1879, Henry and Emily both graduated Phi Beta Kappa from college (Amherst and Vassar). Each needed financial assistance to finish college. None of their parents had ever been to college.
  2. Henry served over forty years as an executive at the Standard Oil Company. John D. Rockefeller called him a “just and good man, tenderly loved by his associates.”
  3. Emily kept a play diary, noting in it details of the 125 Shakespeare performances she saw: elocution, eye contact, mobility of face. Was the play cut? Were costumes historically accurate?
  4. When Henry returned to his Brooklyn home at the end of his work day, Emily handed him the British auction catalogues marked up with her suggestions for Shakespeare items to bid on.
  5. Henry wrote, “I started collecting Shakespeare expecting that it would prove an agreeable recreation; it soon become a delightful hobby, but of late I find it a rather tyrannical master.”
  6. Shakespeare’s “First Folio,” published in 1623, became Henry’s obsession. He acquired 82 copies, about one third of those in existence today. They are all different in some way.
  7. To purchase land on which to build the Library, Folger discreetly bought over a nine-year period fourteen of the most elegant row houses one block from the Capitol.
  8. Before settling on Washington, DC to build the Shakespeare Library, the Folgers considered alternative sites: New York, Chicago, Princeton, Stratford-on-Avon, and even Nantucket.
  9. While the Folger Library is located in the Nation’s capital, it is administered under the auspices of Amherst College, as stipulated in Henry’s will. This came as a surprise to Amherst.
  10. Henry died in 1930. The Folger Shakespeare Library was inaugurated in 1932. President and Mrs. Hoover attended the ceremony. Emily died in 1936.


Other information about the book can be found here:

Lexicons of Early Modern English

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.220  Thursday, 1 May 2014


From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Thursday, May 1, 2014

Subject:    Lexicons of Early Modern English


Lexicons of Early Modern English 


Recently added to LEME

  1. Stephen Batman, “A note of Saxon wordes” (1581)
  2. Richard Boothby, A Brief Discovery or Description of the Most Famous Island of Madagascar (1646)
  3. Thomas Dekker, O per se O (1612)
  4. John Heydon, “A Chymical Dictionary” (English; 1662): 70 word-entries.
  5. Gregory Martin, The New Testament of the English College of Rheims (1582)
  6. Gerhard Mercator, Historia Mundi Or Mercator’s Atlas (1635)
  7. John Ogilby, Asia, the First Part (1673)
  8. John Rider’s Bibliotheca Scholastica (English-Latin, 1589): 42,000 word-entries and sub-entries.
  9. Richard Rowlands’ A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities (1605; Richard Verstegan; text replaced by an extended and analyzed version)
  10. Nicholas Stone, Enchiridion of Fortification (1645)
  11. John Thorie, The Theatre of the Earth (1601; place-names): 3,100 word-entries.
  12. John Turner, A Book of Wines (1568)

Neither Rider nor Thorie has been transcribed before.


The addition of Rider’s Bibliotheca Scholastica completes LEME’s series of major English bilingual dictionaries and monolingual glossaries (Thomasius, Rider, Hollyband, Florio, Minsheu, Cawdrey, Cotgrave) published during Shakespeare’s career. Thorie’s Theatre continues LEME’s series of proper- and place-name dictionaries (Rowlands and Dodderidge). LEME now has 633,000 word-entries.

XML Source Code for Folger Digital Texts

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.219  Thursday, 1 May 2014


From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Thursday, May 1, 2014

Subject:    XML Source Code for Folger Digital Texts


Gather round Geeks:


In a recent announcement the Folger Shakespeare Library revealed: 


We’ve released the XML source code for all 38 Shakespeare plays on Folger Digital Texts. Jump in, explore, and share with us what you’re up to!


On my iMac I use the Coda program to view the source code in the editing screen and the preview screen to read the text as it is published online at


Thank you Director of the Folger Library Michael Witmore and Director of Digital Access Eric Johnson.

CFP: Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.215  Wednesday, 30 April 2014


From:        Sean Lawrence < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 29, 2014 at 5:18:46 PM EDT

Subject:    Call for PNRS Conference in the Fall


The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference will take place on the weekend of October 22 to 24 in Kelowna, a resort town at the centre of British Columbia’s wine country.


The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference, held alternately in the United States and Canada and open to all scholars from North America and beyond, including graduate students. The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.


The theme of this year’s conference is “The Global Renaissance.” George Saliba, of Columbia University, and Lesley Cormack, of the University of Alberta, will provide keynote addresses. The theme should be understood broadly, but we particularly welcome papers on exploration narratives, geographical knowledge, and contact and influence between cultures and languages. While the Renaissance is usually considered a European event, neither its sources nor its influence are confined to western Europe. We therefore seek to work actively with scholars of both European and transatlantic culture and society from 1300-1700, including art historians, economists, historians, scholars of religion, theatre historians and practitioners, scholars in the history of science and medicine, political scientists, and comparativists. Papers are usually presented in English, but may concern the literature, history or culture of any language.


For individual papers, please send a one-page abstract or proposal and a one-page c.v. to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than June 15th, 2014.


To propose a panel, please send an abstract for each paper, a one-page c.v. for each presenter, and a paragraph from the panel organizer describing the overall focus of the session to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than June 15th, 2014.


Papers must be kept to a twenty-minute reading time, including any technical and electronic support. All papers should be essentially new and never before presented in public.


For more information see:

A 450th Birthday Present from the British Shakespeare Association

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.204  Wednesday, 23 April 2014


From:        British Shakespeare Association < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 22, 2014 at 7:13:48 PM EDT

Subject:    A 450th Birthday Present from the British Shakespeare Association


The Board of Trustees of the British Shakespeare Association has agreed to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a special gift to all school teachers. From this September, membership of the BSA will be free to all school teachers (primary and secondary level) for the membership year 2014-15. If you are currently a member and teach in a school, you won’t have to pay to continue your membership when the current membership year ends in August. To make sure you benefit from this offer, please pre-register at http ://www . britishshakespeare . ws/education/education-members/

The Board is very keen to use this offer to expand the number of school teachers in our Association. If you know teachers who you think will be interested in joining the BSA, please send them the link above and encourage them to sign up. 

To qualify for this offer you will need to be a school teacher working in a primary or secondary school teaching children under 18. You will be entitled to all membership benefits including the opportunity to purchase the Routledge journal at the membership rate of £15. 

With this birthday present, the BSA affirms its committment to promoting the important role school teachers play in introducing Shakespeare to the next generation. 

Best wishes

Stuart Hampton-Reeves

Chair of the Board of Trustees

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