As the banner reads, I am Martin Baum; a blogger, satirist, playwright, and after my book To Be or Not To Be, Innit, a Yoof-Speak Guide to Shakespeare became an overnight best-seller, I am also an author. I made the Bard fun and accessible for a younger generation who just didn’t get what William Shakespeare was all about.

Soon after I was signed by Bafta-nominated Greg Smith, legendary producer of hit shows Jolson and Buddy, to write a play inspired by my book. However, after his untimely death, the show was put on hold but – at last - will now be touring in 2017.

I have always found Shakespeare the man to be most intriguing and fascinating. After all, as a director, producer and writer, Shakespeare was the ultimate Elizabethan luvvy with a flair for self-publicity and, as an artiste, an almost certain loathing of criticism.

These views and others have enabled me to write, blog and broadcast a controversial yet unique insight into the character of Britain’s greatest playwright.

Martin Baum's 60 second book breaks
Because I successfully self-published To Be or Not To Be, Innit, I’m regularly invited to talk to first-time writers about a nuts and bolts approach to writing, self-promotion, saving money and not being ripped off by industry predators which has led to '60 Second Book Break', which was first broadcast on Forest FM.
60 Second
Book Break
1: Local Media
60 Second Book Break from Forest FM
Martins books are now available for Kindle
"To Be or Not To Be, Innit"
Is an accurately abridged selection of fifteen plays penned by William Shakespeare with a subtle difference; it's written in the language of "the street".
"Oi, Mate, Gimme Some More!"
This is the second book in the series and gives the yoof-speak treatment to all sixteen novels written by Charles Dickens, England's greatest novelist.