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“Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard” by Ben Crystal

Shakes on Toast

Shakespeare on Toast was published by Icon Books on September 11, 2012. Ben Crystal is an English actor/author who has been interviewed by many news agencies about his work with Shakespeare. His previous publications include two books co-authored by his father David Crystal: Shakespeare’s Words (Penguin, 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin, 2005).

In 2009 I went on a Shakespeare’s England Abroad with a group of students from my college. Really I just wanted to go to England, and I was an English major, so it seemed like the thing to do. I guess because I always liked reading and stuff, I never hated Shakespeare like most people. However, I can definitely understand how some people are turned off by the holier-than-thou aura that surrounds the genius playwright. Read the rest of this entry »

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