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.