The Independent

    Toast and I featured in Katy Guest’s The Week in Books in yesterday’s Independent:

    Crystal tries his damnedest as an actor, scholar and Shakespeare’s biggest fan to demystify the Bard for doubting 21st-century theatre-phobics.

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    “Humourous, unpretentious and fascinating” — The Independent On Sunday

    Last weekend’s Independent on Sunday chose Toast as one of their Christmas Stocking Fillers, going as far as to say:

    Ben Crystal, a professional actor, wrote the zippy, anecdotal Shakespeare on Toast (Icon £11.99) to give the reader “the ability to go to any Shakespeare play and feel comfortable reading or watching it”.

    He’s succeeded. It’s humourous, unpretentious and fascinating.