Also posted on Rally The ReadersThe Shakespeare Stealerwas a very enjoyable read, so I was really looking forward to reading the follow up, Shakespeare s Scribe Much to my disappointment, the sequel lacked the charm and wit that made the first book so captivating I just didn t feel as invested in the story and the characters as I did with The Shakespeare Stealer.
The plot of Shakespeare s Scribe, which centers around the Lord Chamberlain s Men taking their act on the road after the plague forces the shutdown of London s theaters, wasn t all that compelling to me I failed to find anything particularly fascinating about the day to day life of a traveling actor in Elizabethan England As Shakespeare and his actors trudged through muddy country roads, I felt like I was slogging through the book Shakespeare, who s in the midst of writing a play that will event This was a really good sequel It was nice to have the note in the front talking a little about the historical background, as apparently many others were wondering what was fact and what was fiction.
With a little idea of how much is fact, it amazes me how little I actually know about Shakespeare Everyone knows his name, and most people have studied at least one of his plays at some point in their schooling, but I really don t know much about his life, about the historical events in his lifetime, or how acting troupes functioned.
To talk about the actual book, I really liked Widge s character arc in this He really grows in this book, and the ending was perfect for the arc he went through The new characters fit well into the story, and helped to push Widge into this journey of chan An Outbreak Of The Deadly Black Plague Closes The Globe Theatre, William Shakespeare S Acting Troupe Sets Off On A Tour Of England Widge, The Orphan Turned Actor, Knows That He Ll Be Useful On The Trip Not Only Does He Love The Stage, But His Knack For A Unique Shorthand Has Proven Him One Of The Most Valuable Apprentices In The Troupe But Then A Mysterious Man Appears, Claiming To Know A Secret From ¾ Shakespeare's Scribe (Shakespeare Stealer) ✓ Download by ¾ Gary L.
Blackwood Widge S Past A Secret That May Forever Force Him From The Theatre He Loves An Exciting, Well Written Tale That Is Sure To Leave Readers Clamoring For School Library Journal, Starred Review The second in Blackwood s series which introduces children and pre teens to Shakespeare Most of the characters were actual people but a few are invented by Blackwood for his story The plays, of course, are real.
Exciting and Heart warming I have been reading this series with my 13 year old, and we love the storyline and the characters The books are exciting, funny, and heartwarming.
This is the second of three books in the series It doesn t work as well as the first one, but there is still a lot of fun period detail and Shakespeare atmosphere The Plague plays a small part in the story which is interesting, but I felt that the whole thing wrapped up too quickly and neatly.
☆ Shakespeare's Scribe (Shakespeare Stealer) ☆ The plot was a smidge predictable but the book was still really good.
I loved this book Can t wait to read the next.
I just love this author s historical voice I feel like I m wandering the backroads and alleys of London right along with Shakespeare and company.
I thought that this book was very good It wasn t filled with action, but it was a good, rambling book I especially liked the nervous parts of the book, and how each little story got unraveled What s , all the characters had a strong mind Lastly, I liked how the book came together at the end.
I would recommend it to anyone.