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You Wouldn't Want To Be: A Shakespearean Actor

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Published: April 2016
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Illustrator: David Antram
BIC Subject: History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Published By: Salariya Book Company
Published: 01-Apr-2016
Format: Paperback, 40 pages, 240x212mm
ISBN: 9781910706473
Stock Code: 0706473
Interest Level: 6
Reading Level: 8
Product Description
Get play your part! As a young male actor in the 16th century, you have a tough job. You have to perform for rowdy crowds at the Globe theatre, work for little money and rehearse for hours each day. Life is far from fun as a Shakespearean Actor. It's tragic! Top Tips from experts: - Put your dress on. Women aren't allowed to act, so it's your job to play the female roles. When plague strikes, get out of London! Try your luck as a travelling player and take the show on the road. - Keep an eye out for cutpurses. These thieves thrive in busy places like the Glove. - Study hard! If you mangle Shakespeare's lines, you'll be in trouble.
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