AfterShakespeare Books 

It’s not been easy trying to get inside the mind of this most incredible genius of words, yet the journey we started over 16 years ago has been exhilarating, to say the least. 

We believe our approach of staying faithful to the original works by putting them in a very different setting results in a startling rejuvenation of the text, giving them a whole new life and meaning; reaction from audience members and press give evidence to this. For a selection of Reviews and Audience Feedback quotes from all After Shakespeare productions please click here.

Our intention is to have all eight AfterShakespeare books

published in Amazon by the end of 2021.

AfterShakespeare Books:

Shakespeare's Dream

A troubled Shakespeare has a most disturbing dream; a dream where characters from his family, and from his plays, come to life – can they help him find his true destiny?  

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Romeo & Juliet for all Time

King Lear (alone)

Macbeth Killing Time

Tempestfugit: Prosperos's Dream  

Ophelia, Princess of Denmark

Time Out of Joint

Cordelia/Fool

An Audience with Sir John Falstaff

Shakespeare's Dream 

A troubled Shakespeare has a most disturbing dream; a dream where characters from his family, and from his plays, come to life – can they help him find his true destiny? 

Ever imagined what went on inside Shakespeare’s mind . . . Imagine entering, not just

someone else’s dream, but the dream of one of the most active and engaging imaginations of all time; Imagine, a night in the life of Shakespeare; a night of dreams, where characters from his real life, and his writing, together come alive; Imagine you are there, sharing Shakespeare’s feelings and thoughts, his anguish and hopes, his delight and wonder.

Shakespeare is under pressure. His next opening night is but days away, and he has yet to finish the script. He’s having problems with his family in Stratford. And he’s also under suspicion of treason . . .  

Shakespeare’s Dream introduces the reader to the mesmerizing world of Shakespeare, told as an imagined dream. He retires to bed, to sleep, perchance to… Agitated, and struggling to reconcile life’s demands with artistic desires, an every day Will is haunted by his yet-to-be-born creations, metamorphosing where time & mortality have no boundaries. Stumbling from one dream scene to the next, can he resolve his issues before coming dawn?

 

Shakespeare’s Dream is a fascinating insight into the workings of the mind of a genius, playing as it does with many of the themes and words of Shakespeare’s plays. Through the dream, we get an understanding of how his real-life issues helped shape his literary creations; in the doing of, we see the man behind the dry perception of ‘the great’ Shakespeare - ultimately, he was a regular human being, just like the rest of us.

 

For all readers, including those who maybe aren’t too familiar with Shakespeare; and for those who are, it’s a fascinating opportunity to ‘spot’ the real-life and literary characters, as well as enjoy again the many quotes from his plays.

Shakespeare's world, as never told before - a veritable carnival of dream images and Shakespeare quotes, a unique retelling of his life and work.

 

Grab the opportunity, spend a night with William Shakespeare - and treat yourself to one of the most extraordinary books on Shakespeare ever published.

 

Selection of quotes from Play Reviews and Audience Feedback; for more please click here

"Overall this is a superb, delightful production." 

“Shakespeare’s great creations are forever being interpreted from a new angle, transmuted by the light of innovation."  

“ . . . constitutes the underlying theme of Frank Bramwell’s strongly-researched and excellently presented production, which provokes a plethora of thoughts and dreams.” 

“An excellent and beautiful setting for an extraordinary and fascinating production.” 

“Thoroughly enjoyed everything about the performance.”

"You have inspired my Shakespearean studies.” 

“Very clever and integrated famous quotes/references well.” 

“Overall it was a really enjoyable performance and certainly deserves to be seen by a bigger audience”

Author Frank Bramwell 

Frank Bramwell is a writer who runs his own theatre company, inamoment, and lives in Stafford with his wife. 2020 will see the launch of two playbooks, Shakespeare's Dream and Romeo & Juliet For All Time, based on his first two 'Shakespeare Revisited', plays which were big hits with audience members and reviewers when performed. 

Frank's fascination is exploring and understanding the genius of Shakespeare. His belief is that staying faithful to his original works, but putting them into a very different setting, results in a startling rejuvenation of the text, giving them a whole new life and meaning.