Welcome to the Globe: The Story of Shakespeare's Theatre (Level 4: Proficient Readers) by Peter Chrisp, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Welcome to the Globe: The Story of Shakespeare's Theatre (Level 4: Proficient Readers)

Welcome to the Globe: The Story of Shakespeare's Theatre (Level 4: Proficient Readers)

by Peter Chrisp
     
 
This Level 4 book is appropriate for proficient readers.

Combine DK's highly successful visual approach with engaging and easy-to-read stories and you'll have a series of books guaranteed to capture and delight the imagination of any child. Each level is intended to help develop reading skills and general knowledge to build a lifelong love of reading.

Overview

This Level 4 book is appropriate for proficient readers.

Combine DK's highly successful visual approach with engaging and easy-to-read stories and you'll have a series of books guaranteed to capture and delight the imagination of any child. Each level is intended to help develop reading skills and general knowledge to build a lifelong love of reading. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these colorful books use evocative illustrations and breathtaking photos to build an appreciation for these great stories. The focus here is on the Bard's theater, its actual physical description and its place of importance in Elizabethan society. Featuring a cast of characters including the famous actor Richard Burbage and his brother Cutbert, who together built the Globe.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Chrisp approaches the topic as though readers were tourists in old London. A cast of characters is introduced, some real, some fabricated, who would have frequented the theater. They describe their lives in and about the Globe. Richard Burbage explains how plays were staged and produced. A groundling tells how gangs of young apprentices search for entertainment, choosing bear baiting, football, and throwing apple cores at the players. An apple seller describes life when the plague comes. Illustrations and photographs are excellent, showing details of the building and the people. The large font makes reading less intimidating. Marginalia includes facts about the history of theater as well as life in 17th-century London. A final two-page spread shows the re-created Globe today and attests to Shakespeare's continued popularity. Aliki's William Shakespeare & the Globe (HarperCollins, 1999) is for the same audience, but focuses more on Shakespeare's life in relation to the Globe, and the re-creation of the theater in the late 1990s envisioned by Sam Wanamaker. This book will be useful where interest is high.-Carol Durusau, Newton County Public Library, Covington, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789466402
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
DK Readers Level 4 Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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