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Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard

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Actor and author Ben Crystal brings the bright words and colorful characters of the worlds greatest hack writer brilliantly to life, handing over the key to William Shakespeares plays, unlocking the so-called difficult bits and, astonishingly, finding Shakespeares own voice in among the poetry.

Told in five fascinating acts, Shakespeare on Toast sweeps the cobwebs from the Bard – from his language, his life, his time – revealing both the man and his work to be relevant, accessible, and full of beans.

This is a book for everyone, whether youre reading Shakespeare for the first time, occasionally find him troublesome, think you know him backwards, or have never set foot near one of his plays but have always wanted to. Its quick, easy, and good for you. Just like toast.

Ben Crystal is an actor for television, film, and theater, and has trodden the boards at Shakespeare's Globe. With his father David Crystal, the acclaimed English scholar, he co-authored the international best-seller Shakespeare's Words (Penguin Books, 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin Books, 2005).

Synopsis:

Shakespeare on Toast knocks the stuffing out of the staid myth of Shakespeare, revealing his plays for everyone.

About the Author

Ben Crystal is an actor for TV, Film and Theatre and has trodden the boards at Shakespeare's Globe. With his father David Crystal, the aclaimed English scholar, he co-authored the internationally acclaimed bestseller Shakespeare's Words (Penguin, 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin, 2005).

He played Hamlet in the Nevada Repertory Company's Original Pronunciation tour in Fall 2011. You can follow him on twitter @bencrystal. The book's website is http://www.shakespeareontoast.com/.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848310544
Author:
Crystal, Ben
Publisher:
Icon Books
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Works
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Calculus » General

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