About Us

NoSweatShakespeare is a labor of love from London-based father and son Shakespeare enthusiasts Ralph and Ed Goldswain.

The NoSweatShakespeare ebooks stem from a realisation that although so much good work has been done on textual aspects and the broad grasp of plot, few resources are available to give students a complete grasp of the complexity of a whole Shakespeare text in one short reading. See samples of Shakespeare’s plays as modern English ebooks.

Meet the NoSweatShakespeare team:

Ralph Goldswain

Ralph Goldswain

Founder & Content

Ralph taught English Literature in England for four decades.

During the 1980s he was seconded to the National Shakespeare and Schools Project, where he helped develop methods of teaching Shakespeare to bring plays to life in the classroom.

He went on to work at the London Education Authority, where his focus was working with teachers to make Shakespeare lively, comprehensible, and enjoyable for their students. He has created and delivered Shakespeare workshops for both teachers and students, and still regularly visits schools in the UK and Europe to address groups of teachers.

Ralph has also published books on South Africa’s 1820 settlers.

Ed Goldswain

Ed Goldswain

Founder & Web stuff

Ed has inherited a love of literature of all stripes, and is a regular visitor to Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon to soak up the atmosphere and take in a performance.

His career has been focused on digital marketing and content creation for a range of global brands over the past two decades, and now runs his own digital agency servicing travel clients.

The NoSweatShakespeare site is much more than a hobby – and Ed has a passion for making Shakespeare easy and accessible for students of all ages.

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Emily Jackoway

Emily Jackoway

Social, Content & Podcast

Emily is a writer, actor, and lover of all things literature. A graduate of New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts, she holds degrees in English Literature and Drama, and is an alumnus of NYU’s Classical Studio.

A self-confessed Shakespeare nerd, Emily is passionate about making classic texts accessible, relatable, and fun for all, and most recently has been leading our Scurvy Companions podcast.

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Jacquie Hale

Jacquie Hale

Finance & Admin superstar

As NoSweatShakespeare has grown over the years Jacquie has joined the team to help with all manner of HR, finance and admin tasks.

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