“Shakespeare’s Book of Wisdom” Is Here!

Searching for a meaningful gift for a teenager, young adult, or even yourself? I’ve got you covered.
 
My new book “Shakespeare’s Book of Wisdom: Advice on Living a Wiser, Happier Life from William Shakespeare & Friends” just arrived. You can order through my website (www.robcrisell.com), Pay Pal (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=79MKY39C79P7A), or you can send me an email, text, or DM your address and I’ll mail you a signed copy with an invoice. The book is $11, but winds up being almost $15 with tax and shipping. Let me know if you’d like me to inscribe the book to anyone.

The book’s format is as follows: First, I provide an original piece of advice (e.g. “Don’t let your anger control you.”) Then I give a quotation from William Shakespeare that illustrates the advice (“Anger’s my meat; I sup upon myself, / And so shall starve with feeding.” Coriolanus, Act 4, Scene 2). Next there is a brief “translation” of the quote (“In Other Words: Those who feed on anger famish their own souls.”) Finally, I write a short “gloss” on the advice. I conclude each section with a final quotation by another wise person (Dante, Erasmus, Plato, etc.) that helps clarify and illustrate both the tip, the Shakespeare quote, and the short passage. (“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.Albert Einstein)

I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did writing it. Thank you!

Sample spread
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Rob Crisell is an author, actor, teacher, and Shakespearean in Temecula, CA. He teaches poetry and Shakespeare with the Murrieta Valley Union School District as part of its Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program. He is a Shakespeare lecturer with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He has acted in The Merchant of Venice, Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), Baskerville, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest (Prospero), Macbeth, Othello (Iago), and others. Over the quarantine, he has acted in Much Ado About Nothing and Merry Wives of Windsor (with Nathan Agin’s “A Working Actor’s Journey production) and King Lear (Quarantine Players). He has written and performed several one-man plays featuring Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Shakespeare in America. He’s the author of Shakespeare’s Book of Wisdom: Advice on Living a Wiser, Happier Life from William Shakespeare & Friends (DePortola Press 2018). His 2016 TED Talk is “How NOT to Hate Shakespeare.” His verse adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra will be produced by Full Circle Players in Riverside, California in October 2020. He is a graduate of Yale University and George Mason University Law School. For details, visit www.robcrisell.com or www.facebook/robcrisellactor/.

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