#ShakespeareWeek with Shakespeare on Toast & Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide

Posted on 2014/03/17 , tagged as ben crystal, introducing

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17th – 23rd March is the first Shakespeare Week and we thought we’d celebrate by featuring Shakespeare on Toast and Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide. Shakespeare Week is a ‘new national, annual celebration, to inspire primary school children and their families through creative and cultural learning experiences’ and although our books aren’t strictly aimed at children, both books provide the perfect introduction to the Bard.

Shakespeare on Toast 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 so called difficult bits and, astonishingly, finding Shakespeare’s own voice amid the poetry.

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Shakespeare on Toast
Introducing Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s absolute pre-eminence is simply unparalleled. His plays pack theatres and provide Hollywood with block-buster scripts; his works inspire mountains of scholarship and criticism every year. He has given us many of the very words we speak, and even some of the thoughts we think. Much more than a biography or a guide to his plays and sonnets, Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide is a tour through the world of Will and concludes that even after centuries, Shakespeare remains the battlefield on which our very comprehension of humanity is being fought out.

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Introducing Shakespeare

Find out more about Shakespeare Week at shakespeareweek.org.uk and follow us on Twitter @iconbooks as we’ll be giving away copies of both books!