Ben is an actor, writer and producer. He played Hamlet in the world contemporary premiere of the play in Original Pronunciation, and in 2012 was the creative director of the first CD of extracts of Shakespeare in OP for the British Library. He gives workshops on performing Shakespeare around the world, and some of his ensemble’s work can be viewed at www.passioninpractice.com. This April he will be touring his work around the USA, and in July co-ordinating a series of OP events at the new indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. He lives in London and online at www.bencrystal.com and Tweets from @bencrystal.