Monday, September 10, 2012

The Shakespeare Stealer

Gary Blackwood's historical novel for young adults, The Shakespeare Stealer, will be discussed at the Tuesday Night Book Group on September 11 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. The Shakespeare Stealer has been on the local school summer reading list for a few years now, so the library book group decided to see what area students are reading.
Widge, an orphan in service to a mysterious and scary master, has been commanded to steal William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. By joining the acting troupe at the Globe Theatre, Widge has to decide whether to be loyal to his new actor friends or to steal the play out of fear for punishment at the hands of his master.

Liz Morris' Teaching Guide to the Shakespeare Stealer gives a summary of the plot and questions appropriate for middle-school students.  She recommends the following websites

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