About Rob

Rob Crisell is an author, poet, actor, winemaker, and teacher in Temecula, California. For the past eight years, he has taught poetry and Shakespeare with the Murrieta Valley Union School District. He has been 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. He has written and regularly performs several one-man plays featuring Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Shakespeare in America. He’s the author of the children’s novel The Zoo of Impossible Animals (De Portola Press, 2016), Shakespeare’s Book of Wisdom: Advice on Living a Wiser, Happier Life from William Shakespeare & Friends (DPP, 2018), The Fantastic Fables of Aesop (DPP, 2023), Temecula Valley Wineries (Arcadia Publishing, 2023). He is currently writing a book about the California avocado industry for the History Press. His 2016 TED Talk is “How NOT to Hate Shakespeare” can be found on You Tube. His poetry has been published in The Lyric Magazine, the Society of Classical Poets, among other venues. His verse adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra will be produced by Full Circle Players in Riverside, California in October 2023. He is a graduate of Yale University and George Mason University Law School. For more details, email him or visit his You Tube Channel or go to his Amazon site.