Well, it’s somehow been 8 years since Shakespeare on Toast was first published.

We’ve refreshed the cover (butter now, instead of bread), I’ve added 3 new chapters, a film watch list, and generally given things a good spring clean.

For those of you who’ve wondered why I’ve taken so long to write a post here (the last one was in 2014, to my chagrin) – head over to www.passioninpractice.com- where I’m spending most of my time…

BC

Actor, producer and director Ben Crystal revisits his acclaimed book on Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary of his death, updating and adding three new chapters.

Shakespeare on Toast knocks the stuffing from the staid old myth of the Bard, revealing the man and his plays for what they really are: modern, thrilling, uplifting drama.

The bright words and colourful characters of the greatest hack writer are brought brilliantly to life, sweeping cobwebs from the Bard – his language, his life, his world, his sounds, his craft. Crystal reveals man and work as relevant, accessible and alive – and, astonishingly, finds Shakespeare’s own voice amid the poetry.

Whether you’re studying Shakespeare for the first time or you’ve never set foot near one of his plays but have always wanted to, this book smashes down the walls that have been built up around this untouchable literary figure.