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Download Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard eBook

by Ben Crystal

Download Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard eBook
ISBN:
1848310544
Author:
Ben Crystal
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Icon Books (October 16, 2012)
Pages:
272 pages
EPUB book:
1614 kb
FB2 book:
1623 kb
DJVU:
1953 kb
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Rating:
4.9
Votes:
743


Ben Crystal is an actor, producer, and artistic director of Passion in Practice and its Shakespeare Ensemble. This is one of the best primers on Shakespeare I've seen. The insights are brilliant and the writing is easy to follow.

Ben Crystal is an actor, producer, and artistic director of Passion in Practice and its Shakespeare Ensemble. He was the co-writer of Shakespeare’s Words (Penguin, 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin, 2005) with his father David Crystal, writer of the Springboard Shakespeare introductions (Arden ry, 2013) and co-writer of An Illustrated Dictionary of Shakespeare (OUP, 2015), again with his father.

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Actor, producer and director Ben Crystal revisits his acclaimed book on Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary .

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.

Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard. 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.

Praise for Shakespeare on Toast ‘Ben Crystal’s witty and engaging book is a relaxed, user-friendly reminder that . Crystal tries his damnedest as an actor, scholar and Shakespeare’s biggest fan to demystify the Bard for doubting 21st-century theatre-phobics. Katy Guest, Independent.

Praise for Shakespeare on Toast ‘Ben Crystal’s witty and engaging book is a relaxed, user-friendly reminder that enjoying Shakespeare should be as easy as breathing. Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic. There are gems of close reading and theatrically focused attention throughou. rystal ends up admirably succeeding in his ambition to provide a toolbox for getting to grips with Shakespeare’s plays. Steven Poole, Guardian. Remarkabl. his book should be read. Sydney Morning Herald.

Ben Crystal, an actor at The Globe and author of two previous books on the Bard, hopes to change all this. - Publishing News & master class for modern beginners and old hands alike.

Shakespeare on Toast" knocks the stuffing from the staid old myth of Shakespeare, revealing the man and his plays for what they really are: modern, thrilling and uplifting drama. Actor and author Ben Crystal brings the bright words and colourful characters of the world's greatest hack writer brilliantly to life, handing over the key to Shakespeare's plays, unlocking the so called difficult bits and, astonishingly, finding Shakespeare's own voice amid the poetry

Actor, producer and director Ben Crystal revisits his acclaimed book on Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary .

Actor, producer and director Ben Crystal revisits his acclaimed book on Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary of his death. Shakespeare on Toast knocks the stuffing from the staid old myth of the Bard, revealing his plays for what they really are: modern, thrilling, uplifting drama.

Who's afraid of William Shakespeare? Just about everyone. He wrote too much and what he did write is inaccessible and elitist. Right? Wrong. This title knocks the stuffing from the staid old myth of Shakespeare, revealing the man and his plays for what they really are: modern, thrilling and uplifting drama.
  • Water
Really got me to look and listen to the rhythm of WS work...love and beginning to understand the “directions” that live in the verse itself...fascinating and always energetic of the Bard!
  • Delagamand
This is an excellent book to read if you want to really understand all the complexity woven into every Shakespeare play. Ben Crystal breaks it all down into very easy to understand parts and explains it all very thoroughly. His language is very accessible and his tone is light and fun. This is no dry academic treatise. His intention is to show the uninitiated reader why Shakespeare's writing is so great. He provides his readers with the tools they need to truly understand and enjoy Shakespeare's plays.
  • MrCat
This is one of the best primers on Shakespeare I've seen. The insights are brilliant and the writing is easy to follow.
  • Windworker
Ben Crystal provides facts and insights that make seeing and reading Shakespeare accessible -- and more fun.
  • from earth
Brilliant. A must. I really liked the authors approach and many will love this book. It is just balanced between heavy and superficial. Crystal always writes well and so he should.
  • Jugami
This book should be required reading in all high school English classes. I love reading but always stumbled through Shakespeare in school and never found it to be accessible, but Ben Crystal has opened up a whole new world to me! He really breaks down the language and rhythm and context in a clear and understandable way. I just read Macbeth for the first time and loved it. Highly recommended.
  • invincible
Great Stuff!
On my favorite book list. So genuine and passionately written. Highly recommend.