The Shakespeare Stealer

The Shakespeare Stealer

Book - 1998
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A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780525458630
Characteristics: 216 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 13, 2017

I found myself comparing this book to The False Prince and found it lacking. Widge is likeable enough and he truly is on the horns of many a dilemma with the disadvantage of being an orphan and at the mercy of the adults who choose to take him in. The end was a bit anticlimactic. Overall a fun tale, but not as compelling as others I have read.

Sep 23, 2016

Widge is an orphan whose master wants him to make and steal a copy of Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Once in the theatre company Widge finally feels like he belongs somewhere but he is under ruthless orders to steal from his new friends. What will Widge do? if you love acting you will be swept up in Widge's story.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

1550s CE Britain. Set in Elizabethan England, a 14-year-old apprentice named Widge is sent by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of Hamlet for a rival theatre company. He soon discovers friendship, loyalty, and backstage intrigue. This is an exciting, fast-paced introduction to the era and the world of Shakespearean theatre.


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keslync123 Sep 05, 2013

keslync123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

Apr 21, 2013

green_dog_2821 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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