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Crystal, Ben

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Most widely held works by Ben Crystal
Shakespeare's words : a glossary and language companion by David Crystal( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is for people who love Shakespeare, or love language, or both. David Crystal, one of the world's foremost authorities on the English language, with his actor son, Ben, have taken a fresh look at the vocabulary of Shakespeare's poems and plays and compiled a glossary of nearly 14,000 words and meanings. They have included every word which presents the reader with difficulty arising out of the differences between Elizabethan and modern English." "This collaboration of linguist and actor is unique, enabling the authors to add fascinating nuances to our understanding of Shakespeare's language. The book departs from the usual type of glossary in several ways. Meanings are brought into sharp focus through the use of multiple glosses; and each entry is supported by at least one illustrative quotation. A scene-setting caption puts the quotation in its dramatic context and helps to clarify the meaning. Cross-references to further uses of a word are made to other plays."--Jacket
Shakespeare on toast : getting a taste for the bard by Ben Crystal( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor and author Ben Crystal brings the bright words and colourful characters of Shakespeare's work to life, to reveal the Bard and his plays as modern, accessible and uplifting drama
Oxford illustrated Shakespeare dictionary by David Crystal( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Henry V. Usage notes and theatre notes provide additional background to Shakespearean times and the performance of his plays. Further support is provided by language panels on select topics like the humours, swearing, and stage directions, and full-colour illustrated thematic spreads on special feature topics from clothes and armour to music and recreation. The dictionary is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled contemporary look and feel. It is the perfect support for a full understanding of Shakespeare, created by renowned authors Professor David Crystal and actor Ben Crystal, a father and son team who combine for the first time the academic and the theatre, bringing together language, literature, and lexicography in this unique Shakespeare dictionary of global appeal
The Shakespeare miscellany by David Crystal( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents miscellaneous facts about William Shakespeare's work and life, with insights into his plays and poems and the Elizabethan theatrical world in which he worked
You say potato : a book about accents by Ben Crystal( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some people say scohn, while others say schown. He says bath, while she says bahth. You say potayto. I say potahto And- -wait a second, no one says potahto. No one's ever said potahto. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English. Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don't. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about 'correct' pronunciation. But how did all these accents come about, and why do people feel so strongly about them? Are regional accents dying out as English becomes a global language? And most importantly of all: what went wrong in Birmingham? Witty, authoritative and jam-packed full of fascinating facts, You Say Potato is a celebration of the myriad ways in which the English language is spoken - and how our accents, in so many ways, speak louder than words
Shakespeare's original pronunciation : [speeches and scenes performed as Shakespeare would have heard them] by William Shakespeare( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Shakespeare sound to the audiences of his day? This disc offers listeners the chance to hear England's greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciation of his time. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal, actor and expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation in performance, the company performs some of Shakespeare's best-known sonnets, and solo speeches and scenes from 18 of his plays
A midsummer night's dream : before/during/after by Ben Crystal( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. This accessible introduction offers a springboard into the play, taking a hands-on, performance-based approach, exploring the challenges and the rewards it presents to actors, audiences and students. Springboard Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream has a three-part structure: whether you're watching or reading, Ben Crystal takes you through exactly what you need to know Before, During and After the play. He combines a genuine passion and understanding of Shakespeare with his experience as an actor, giving the reader a clear route to thinking about, understanding and enjoying A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hamlet : before, during, after by Ben Crystal( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet is the most studied and performed of Shakespeare's tragedies. This accessible introduction offers a springboard into the play, taking a hands-on, performance-based approach, exploring the challenges and the rewards it presents to actors, audiences and students. Springboard Shakespeare: Hamlet has a three-part structure: whether you're watching or reading, Ben Crystal takes you through exactly what you need to know Before, During and After the play. He combines a genuine passion and understanding of Shakespeare with his experience as an actor, giving the reader a clear route to thinking about, understanding and enjoying Hamlet
Macbeth : before, during, after by Ben Crystal( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth is one of the most popular and bloody of Shakespeare's tragedies. This accessible introduction offers a springboard into the play, taking a hands-on, performance-based approach, exploring the challenges and the rewards it presents to actors, audiences and students. Springboard Shakespeare: Macbeth has a three-part structure: whether you're watching or reading, Ben Crystal takes you through exactly what you need to know Before, During and After the play. He combines a genuine passion and understanding of Shakespeare with his experience as an actor, giving the reader a clear route to thinking about, understanding and enjoying Macbeth
King Lear : before, during, after by Ben Crystal( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear is a towering drama of personal and national tragedy. This accessible introduction offers a springboard into the play, taking a hands-on, performance-based approach, exploring the challenges and the rewards it presents to actors, audiences and students. Springboard Shakespeare: King Lear has a three-part structure: whether you're watching or reading, Ben Crystal takes you through exactly what you need to know Before, During and After the play. He combines a genuine passion and understanding of Shakespeare with his experience as an actor, giving the reader a clear route to thinking about, understanding and enjoying King Lear
Sorry, I'm British! : an insider's guide to Britain from A to Z by Ben Crystal( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're just across the pond but they're a strange bunch. Explore the oddities of the British psyche with this witty illustrated book. A perfect companion to British behavior, get to grips with everything from small-talk to superiority, from “the stiff upper lip" to hooliganism, from cricket to condiments, and curry to class. This hilarious A-Z guide will take you through the realm of all that's British – its culture, its institutions, its humor, and its people. Ben Crystal has worked in tv, film and theatre. He is author of several books on Shakespeare for Penguin. Adam Russ is an actor and
Autism and intensive interaction : using body language to reach children on the autistic spectrum by Phoebe Caldwell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intensive Interaction is receiving increasing acclaim as an effective way of communicating and developing emotional engagement with children with autism, and this film shows just how remarkable the results of this simple, easy-to-use approach can be. This three part film follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children who she has never met before and who have been selected because staff find them difficult to engage. It charts their journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. Together with Penny Mytton, a teacher at the school where the film takes place, Phoebe demonstrates how, by using the child's own body language and sounds to create a language that they recognize, a conversation can be developed with children who are unable to use conventional communicative methods. To give context to the approach, Phoebe explores the nature of sensory difficulties associated with autism with GP Matt Hoghton, Clinical Champion in Learning Disabilities at the Royal College of General Practitioners. The film concludes with an uncut intervention between Phoebe and eight-year-old Jamie, showing how Intensive Interaction enables the brain to work more effectively and increase social responsiveness to a level that is rewarding for everyone involved. This unique and inspiring training film will be of interest to all professionals working with hard-to-reach autistic children, and will also help parents and carers to connect with those on the spectrum
Shakespeare on toast by Ben Crystal( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Crystal explores his language, his life, his world, his sounds, his craft, and, astonishingly, finds Shakespeare's own voice amid the poetry
Sorry, I'm British! : an insider's romp through Britain from A to Z by Ben Crystal( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're just across the pond but they're a strange bunch. Explore the oddities of the British psyche with this witty illustrated book. A perfect companion to British behavior, get to grips with everything from small-talk to superiority, from "the stiff upper lip" to hooliganism, from cricket to condiments, and curry to class. This hilarious A-Z guide will take you through the realm of all that's British - its culture, its institutions, its humor, and its people. Ben Crystal has worked in tv, film and theatre. He is author of several books on Shakespeare for Penguin. Adam Russ is an actor and writer who lives in London. Ed McLachlan's is an acclaimed British cartoonist
Getting a taste for the Bard by Ben Crystal( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 book 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
Springboard Shakespeare : A Midusmmer Night's Dream by Ben Crystal( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before ... during ... after by Ben Crystal( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short introduction to King Lear by Shakespearean author and actor Ben Crystal giving insights before during and after you see or study the play
Sorry by Ben Crystal( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IATEFL : 37th international annual conference, Brighton, 22-26 April 2003 by International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shakespeare & friends by Jacob Sutton( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Shakespeare's words : a glossary and language companion
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Shakespeare on toast : getting a taste for the bardThe Shakespeare miscellanySorry, I'm British! : an insider's guide to Britain from A to ZAutism and intensive interaction : using body language to reach children on the autistic spectrumShakespeare on toastGetting a taste for the Bard
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Ben Crystal British actor, writer and producer

Ben Crystal Brits acteur

Ben Crystal englischer Bühnen- und Filmschauspieler, Theaterproduzent und Schriftsteller

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