©2019 by Fox Lane Books

A breezy, accessible re-introduction to the greatest writer of plays, who turns out to be responsible for EastEnders, Coronation Street and Friends. 


Who's afraid of William Shakespeare? Just about everyone. He wrote too much and what he did write is inaccessible and elitist. Right? Wrong. 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 'difficult bits' and, astonishingly, finding Shakespeare's own voice amid the poetry.


Told in five fascinating Acts, Shakespeare on Toast sweeps the cobwebs from the Bard: from his language, his life and his time, revealing both the man and his work to be relevant, accessible and full of beans. 


Publisher: Icon Books Ltd 
ISBN: 9781785780301 


Shakespeare on Toast