'In a sense, Lighthill is doing Shakespeare the favour of taking him outside the formidable corral of literature and building links with life...Teachers looking for a lively way of engaging students in the text will find this book useful, practical and motivational...Lighthill's book has a justified place on the English Departments shelf: it provides a practical and thematic introduction to the plays and what they make us think about contemporary issues'. Peter Thomas, Principle AQA Examiner.
Brian Lighthill worked as an Actor, TV and Radio, Drama Producer/Director for thirty-five years. In 1995, 96 and 98 Lighthill won a BAFTA, Prix Jeunesse International and was nominated for Sony Award. In 1999 Lighthill retired from the 'world of the media' and went to Warwick University - BA, MA, and a four year PhD research project followed into how to make Shakespeare studies relevant for young students. Lighthill is now teaching and lecturing to Primary and Secondary School children, in Art Galleries, with the Homeless, and to PGCE University students.