You Wouldn't Want to Be a Shakespearean Actor!: Some Roles You Might Not Want to Play

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Shakespearean Actor!: Some Roles You Might Not Want to Play

by Jacqueline Morley, David Antram

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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
This book is part of an extensive historical series of "You Wouldn't Want to Be..." books about people, places, and things. A contents page details the contents by chapters starting with an introduction and ending with an index. The introduction sets the historical time and place in 1594 in Shoreditch, England (a neighborhood on the outskirts of London) and explains how plays were viewed by Puritans. The story takes the reader from the establishment of the first theatre in Shoreditch through the trials of those joining the company of actors to the activities backstage before a production. "Handy Hints," highlighted with illustrations throughout the chapters, provide guidelines for survival during the difficult period of time in which these plays were produced. Color illustrations of the historical characters and places complement the text throughout the book. A glossary defines the historical vocabulary with words relevant to plays such as apprentice, rehearsals, and traveling players. The comprehensive index provides easy navigation through the book. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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You Wouldn't Want to Series
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Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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