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King of Shadows Free read Û 6 Î ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ King of Shadows Author Susan Cooper – WHAT'S NAT DOING IN SHAKESPEARE'S TIME Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an WHAT'S NAT DOIN80 Midsummer Night's Dream in a new replica of the famous Globe theaterShortly after arriving in England Nat goes to bed ill and awakens transported back in time four hundred years to another London and another production of A Midsummer Night's Dream Amid the bustle and e. A well written tale of time travel wrapped around some of Shakespeare’s most famous works The central character Nat is a member of a theatre troupe for boys who perform Shakespeare’s plays as they are meant to be performed at the Globe Theatre in London with an all male cast They will be performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Nat has been chosen to play the part of Puck During a warm up exercise Nat begins to feel very dizzy and sick and blacks out Upon awakening he finds himself transported back to Elizabethan England where he learns to adjust to his new life and even meets William Shakespeare himself Shakespeare instantly takes a shine to Nat and touts him as his best performer Back in modern day England however Nat’s Elizabethan counterpart with whom he has swapped lives lies in hospital suffering from bubonic plague Once this has been cured just long enough into the novel for the original Nat to become emotionally attached to Shakespeare the two lads are shunted through time again to their own centuries where Nat struggles to acclimatise to his surroundings and misses Shakespeare desperately The twist ending is an unexpected touch and explains the reasons for time travel wellI highly rate this book as a good way to get younger students interested in Elizabethan history and introduce them to the works of Shakespeare Although it can be a little gruesome in places Cooper writes with fantastic accuracy about what Elizabethan life would actually be like especially through the eyes of a modern day child There is however room for character development of Elizabethan Nat although this opens doors for a class project along the lines of ‘imagine you are Elizabethan Nat transported to modern times Write a diary entry as if you are him explaining how you feel and how life is different for you’The suggested age range for this book would be 10 11 years and could be used in a variety of ways in the classroom Described above is one option or it could be also used in a history project on the differences between Elizabethan and modern life

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WHAT'S NAT DOING IN SHAKESPEARE'S TIME Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A King of eBook #1. This is excerpted from a review I wrote for the now defunct Riverbank Review Susan Cooper who won the Newbery Medal for The Grey King of the Dark Is Rising seuence has full control of her magic In King of Shadows the title of the book comes from Midsummer Night’s Dream she shows that she understands the magic of the theater; how a group of people in an enclosed space can make the impossible happen In this splendid novel for young people she has translated this understanding into a ravishing story The tale wobbles a bit at the end with Nat’s being sent to keep the plague from Shakespeare that he might go on to write the rest of his plays However the power of words to move and to heal the joys of being on stage and making the magic happen and the richness of one boy’s connection to the greatest of English writers is perfectly limpidly clear

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King of ShadowsXcitement of an Elizabethan theatrical production Nat finds the warm nurturing father figure missing from his life in none other than William Shakespeare himself Does Nat have to remain trapped in the past forever or give up the friendship he's so longed for in his own ti. I had to read this for schoolI'm not saying it was a terrible book but I don't really think it was worth my timeIf I hadn't been assigned it for school and if half my grade hadn't depended on it I would never have picked it up It was a book for a twelve year old not a high school studentIt had an awesome storyline good characters and a great ending but it just lacked addictability I fell asleep reading itMaybe its because our teacher forced us to read it and said 50% of our grade depended on it Maybe that's what made me dislike this book I don't knowIt wasn't torture but it also wasn't bliss I never shook with excitement got butterflies in my stomach and it definitely wasn't a topic I would discuss with friendsFor once a book was just a bookFor me books are fantasies and journies an escape when the world is hard But this one was just words on a page nothing nothing lessSorry all of you people who loved itI'm still confused about Arby though What was goin on thereAnyway it was just a book It didn't give me feelings despite the intriguing storyline good ending and vocabulary