The conference is organised by the British Shakespeare Association and Newcastle University’s Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (NIASSH), with colleagues from the universities of Durham, Northumbria, and Teesside, and supported by the new Routledge journal Shakespeare.
The British Shakespeare Association exists to enable Shakespearean academics, theatre directors and actors, as well as teachers, writers, and community groups from a wide variety of backgrounds, to explore the study and performance of Shakespeare in ways that cross traditional academic, cultural, and institutional boundaries.
The second British Shakespeare Association conference will be held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in September 2005. Bringing together people with diverse interests in Shakespeare from all parts of the British Isles and around the world, it will include academic papers, panel and seminar sessions, as well as performances, workshops, and opportunities for discussion on all aspects of Shakespeare’s life, works, and afterlife.
To find out more about the various different ways of participating in the conference, please see the invitation to community groups and schools to participate.
To get a flavour of what a British Shakespeare Association conference is like, please see the programme for the inaugural conference at http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/prog.htm.
Date: Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 September 2005
Venue: Newcastle University