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With the bubonic plague he might easily infect and ikely kill William Shakespeare and thus destroy his iterary Scala for Java Developers legacy and fame However my adult self is a bit jaded cynical and fond of basicogistics And if Shakespeare catching the plague from Nathan Field would kill him and thus prevent him from penning many of his most famous plays then these plays should really by simple ogic and deduction not even exist in the present day but they in fact do yet are deemed as threatened and in need of rescuing Also and finally I do kind of find it rather hard to completely believe that when the newly returned to the present Nat Field tells his story to his friends and fellow actors Gil and Rachel they
NOT ONLY IMMEDIATELY BELIEVE HIM BUTonly IMMEDIATELY believe him but AUTOMATICALLY surmise the reasons as to why Nat was sent to the past in the first place to protect Shakespeare or rather his iterary Vermeer to Eternity legacy For yes indeed and in my opinion it would feel a bit authentic and realistic for Gil and Rachel to originally have entertained some doubts to not have immediately captured and focused on the reasons for Nat s voyage to 16th century London All in all though Susan Cooper s King of Shadows is both a fun and solidly readable time travel adventure perfect for young Shakespeare and history enthusiasts and really anyone in the mood for a delightful and engaging escape from the present into the past into 16th century England London and its environs A short uick read Susan Cooper captured good the world of Shakespeare s London The characters and story itself I didn t find that exciting Aot of things are rushed and unansweredAll the World s a Page 2020 Read a book featuring Shakespeare as a character OR a book set during his Heaven to Betsy lifetime 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 justacked 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 So B. It lessSorry all of you people whooved 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 I had read this book years ago and decided that my good memory of it was worth going back and trying it again I was right This is one extremely well researched thought out and written bookNat Field is a young actor recruited by a somewhat mysterious man named Arby to play Puck in Arby s version of A Midsummer Night s Dream The company of actors are all boys aged 11 18 They will play in the brand new reproduction of Shakespeare s Globe Just before the play opens Nat falls ill He is taken to the hospital where he is diagnosed with bubonic plagueMeanwhile Nat wakes up in 1599 four hundred years before his own time Everyone believes him to be Nat Field from St Paul s school Cabaret loaned to Shakespeare s company to play Puck to Shakespeare s Oberon in a very important performance of the Dream Shakespeare and Nat uickly connect forming a strong personal bond Nat who has suffered muchoss in his ife is a kindred spirit to Shakespeare who recently ost his son Hamnet Their relationship is one of the most believable and warm parts of the book Cooper s Shakespeare is one you want to be the real ShakespeareThe company is nervous as it is believed that ueen Elizabeth I herself may come to see the play But the big day arrives
and all goes well Nat a boy from 1999 meets ueen ElizabethAfter the play Nat realizes that his currentall goes well Nat a boy from 1999 meets ueen ElizabethAfter the play Nat realizes that his current cannot stay the way it is Nat Field will be returning to St Paul s where Nat will instantly be rejected He promises Shakespeare to come back when he is grown and act with him againI am a weepy person And I cried at the end of this book It was beautiful And you know I believed it the possiblity of it I can t really say anything else because I l completely spoil the book but the characterizations were such that it felt right to me Bravo Susan Cooper. T of an Elizabethan theatrical production Nat finds the warm nurturing father figure missing from his ife 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 onged for in his own time. ,
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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 En plein coeur limpidly clear 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 heearns to adjust to his new The Bookshop on the Shore 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 swappedives Dance Real Slow lies in hospital suffering from bubonic plague Once this has been cured justong enough into the novel for the original Nat to become emotionally attached to Shakespeare the two ads 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 ittle gruesome in places Cooper writes with fantastic accuracy about what Elizabethan The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life life would actually beike 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 ines 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 ife 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 ife Read several years ago reread now Rating Probably a 45 if we re going to be exactGoodness but this book is even better than I remembered This is excellent storytelling with extremely interesting characters well mostly Nat and Shakespeare but the others are all right As a first time reader of the novel I was fascinated with the descriptions of Elizabethan England This time I was especially drawn to the characterization for Nat and Shakespeare and to the details about the magic of theater something I appreciate a ot now than I did as a teenagerI was a PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition little disappointed at the end of the novel when Cooper simultaneously wrapped up aot of Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography loose ends eg howwhy did Nat get sent back through time and alsoeft some things to suggestion The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, like how view spoilerArby somehow manipulated circumstances to have Nat sent through time With this foreknowledge he seems almostike an Old One from Cooper s Dark is Rising series hide spoiler Oh this is good The protagonist Nat Field is a young actor who has come over to play at the Globe with his company Somehow he goes to bed feeling ill and then wakes up in Shakespearean England With Shakespeare The rest of the novel is concerned with his adventures in this time period and also what happens when he returns to his normal ifeAnd ike I said it s very very good There s a heartrending moment when Nat almost
Falls In Love With Shakespeare And Cooper Conveys This Heroin ove with Shakespeare and Cooper conveys this hero with kindness and a ight nonjudgemental touch There s a The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl lot of warmth throughout the text Nat and hisove of his work and Cooper and her patent Exile and Pilgrim love for Shakespeare The ending is excellent genuinely so but I can see how it may prove divisive It s admittedly stag. WHAT'S NAT DOING IN SHAKESPEARE'S TIMEOnly in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his youngife So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer .
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OVERWHELMS THE CENTRAL THREAD OF THEthe central thread of the Didn t happen here What detail there was was very seamless and nicely interwoven Good work all round and well worth a read I ove this book as much as i Hannah Montana: The Movie love Shakespeare which is a LOT It s a 5 star rating by far Warning When Nathan the mane part beside Shakespeareeaves the wonderful play write Shakepear i cried and i garenty you will to Nat has a tragic past but now has been chosen to be in an elite group of American boys and men who are going to act in the new Old Globe Shakespeare s own theater in England They are going to do it the old fashioned way with boys playing the parts of women While he is boarding with a kind family who puts him up while he is at the Old Globe well the new one he gets mysteriously ill and ends up actually working at the original Old Globe from 500 years prior to his ife What has happened Will he ever recuperate from the trauma in his ife He gets to act Puck in Midsummer alongside the actor who does Oberonwho happens to be the author of the play What has caused this switch Will he ever get back to his time Will he ever feel whole again This is not one of Cooper s best books by any means The magical writing of her great series The Dark is rising is simply not present I remember being uite disappointed with it when I first read it However now I find it much better It is about the wounds that ove can bring It is about the healing the arts can bring It is about what Shakespeare may have actually been ike as a person It is about theatrical history Ultimately it is about ove and kindness to one another Recommended particularly if you know the child is suffering real oss or if you know you have someone bitten by the theatrical bug In Susan Cooper s King of Shadows 20th century Shakespearean actor Nat Field s sojourn in historical 16th century London as an apprentice and under none other than William Shakespeare s tutelage at that and in the at that time newly constructed Globe Theatre having been mysteriously transported back in time from the 20th century well actually having been made to switch places with a 16th century apprentice of the same name ill with the bubonic plague is for all intents and purposes an engaging fun and delightfully informative romp Author Susan Cooper absolutely knows her history and 16th century London remarkably and magically comes alive under her pen from the sights the sounds even the smells of the city to how the Globe *as a theatre works how it is run and managed And indeed having Nat speak * a theatre works how it is run and managed And indeed having Nat speak an Appalachian drawl read dialect is really and truly an ingenious narrative device and tool considering that many Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts linguists now surmise that standard Elizabethan English would have sounded rather similar to the dialects and parlances of Appalachia and this factoid of course and naturally smoothes out potential problems of communication and comprehension as Nat Field due to his background due to his hailing from Appalachian Tennessee is able to for the most part easily communicate in 16th century London whereas a standard modern American vernacular wouldikely sound very strange and perhaps even incomprehensible to a 16th century Londoner and vice versaAlthough I personally simply enjoyed and continue to much appreciate King of Shadows as basically an entertaining time travel fantasy in and of itself and about one of my favourite playwrights there are nevertheless some rather heavy and potentially saddening issues and scenarios presented in Susan Copper s presented narrative Nat is not just a talented young American Shakespearean actor he is dealing with much sadness and trauma grief oss mental anguish both in the present and also ater in the past as the warm and nurturing father figure he encounters in William Shakespeare is torn from him when he is and definitely against his wishes and desires simply transported back to the present time once the reasons for which he was catapulted into the past in the first place no A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli longer exist Now as a child reader or perhaps precisely as a Middle Grade reader as I believe King of Shadows is suitable from age eleven or so onwards I wouldikely have simply taken and accepted the above mentioned reasons as to why Nat Field has to be switched with his namesake and Elizabethan counterpart Nathan Field as a basic and yes even ogical given that because the historic Elizabethan Nathan Field is ill. Ight'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 excitemen.