Shakespeare is wonderful for children. It fires their imagination – they recognise people being superstitious, greedy, envious and falling in and out of love.
I didn’t get the chance to play Macbeth but I don’t half envy his lines.
If you look at the punctuation of Shakespeare and obey it then you’ll never run out of breath. He writes where the pause should be. If you understand that, you unlock the play.
I like the format – short, almost in a question and answer form but not quite (I can’t imagine an interviewer asking, “If you look at the punctuation, then…..what?”) I’ve not yet read them all but other luminaries include Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Cumming and others.