Speaking at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival next week, on Thursday 2nd April at 7pm:

Shakespearean actor Ben Crystal brings the language and colourful characters of the world’s greatest writer to life.

In his lighthearted but highly accessible book, he opens the door to a fresh understanding of Shakespeare’s plays, helps us negotiate our way through his more challenging writing, and makes him newly accessible and relevant.

As The Independent said of the book, “Having Crystal as a companion through the stickier parts of Hamlet and Macbeth is like going to the theatre with an intelligent friend.”

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