Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal is the co-author of Shakespeare's Words (Penguin 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin 2005) and the author of Shakespeare on Toast-- Getting a Taste for the Bard (Icon, 2008). More

Ben Crystal is an actor and writer. He co-wrote Shakespeare's Words (Penguin 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin 2005) with his father, David Crystal, and his first solo book, Shakespeare on Toast--Getting a Taste for the Bard (Icon, 2008), attempts to make Shakespeare's works accessible without dumbing them down, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Educational Writer of the Year Award. He regularly gives talks about the Bard and runs workshops on performing Shakespeare around the world. His latest book Sorry, I'm British! was published by Oneworld in 2010. He lives in London and online at www.bencrystal.com

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