All the World's a Stage: A Novel in Five Acts

Suddenly a hand gripped the back of his neck Cutpurse Kit is caught Twelve year old orphan Kit Buckles, seeking his fortune in Elizabethan London, has bungled his first job as a pickpocket at the Theatre Playhouse where the Lord Chamberlain s Men are performing To avoid jail, Kit agrees to work for the playhouse and soon grows fond of the life there the dramas on aSuddenly a hand gripped the back of his neck Cutpurse Kit is caught Twelve year old orphan Kit Buckles, seeking his fortune in Elizabethan London, has bungled his first job as a pickpocket at the Theatre Playhouse where the Lord Chamberlain s Men are performing To avoid jail, Kit agrees to work for the playhouse and soon grows fond of the life there the dramas on and offstage Things get truly exciting when Kit joins the plot to steal the playhouse from the landlord who has evicted the company.
All the World s a Stage A Novel in Five Acts Suddenly a hand gripped the back of his neck Cutpurse Kit is caught Twelve year old orphan Kit Buckles seeking his fortune in Elizabethan London has bungled his first job as a pickpocket at the Thea

  • Title: All the World's a Stage: A Novel in Five Acts
  • Author: Gretchen Woelfle Thomas Cox
  • ISBN: 9780823422814
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • World All the world s a stage All The World s A Stage Poem by William Shakespeare All the world s a stage, And all the men and women merely players Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything Is it true One of the World s Great Poet Speech All the world s a stage by William Shakespeare While William Shakespeare s reputation is based primarily on his plays, he became famous first as a poet With the partial exception of the Sonnets , quarried since the early th century for autobiographical secrets allegedly encoded in them, the nondramatic writings As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII All the world s a stage All the world s a stage, And all the men and women merely players They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse s arms. All The World s Gold Facts Number Sleuth All The World s Gold We here at NumberSleuth are all about exploring the world of numbers, and with this infographic we decided to take a look at the numbers behind the entire amount of gold in the world as well as other facts about gold. All The World s A Stage At All The World s A Stage, we believe that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of our children Consequently, our programs are aligned with the educational objectives of the Michigan Curriculum Framework. World definition of world by The Free Dictionary world wrld n a The earth, especially together with the life it supports a chemical found all over the world an ecological disaster that could threaten the entire world b The universe how the ancients conceived the world a Humankind considered as social beings human society turned World Countries List, a z list of Countries and Regions in Alphabetical list of all countries in the world in English and French Get in touch with all countries and find information about a nation. List of countries of the world in alphabetical order List of countries of the world The independent country is not only self governed nation with own authorities, this status needs the international diplomatic recognition of sovereignty.

    1 thought on “All the World's a Stage: A Novel in Five Acts”

    1. Kit Buckles is on his own, in London, and has no idea what to do when he is caught picking pockets at the theater and the gang of boys he's been trying to hang with disappears. Fortunately the players are relatively lenient--it's the stagehand life, or prison. Kit adjusts slowly to his new life, as part of Richard and Cuthbert Burbage's troupe, watching them perform Shakespeare's plays, but is so conflicted for most of the book that it's a relief when he finally comes into his own near the end. [...]

    2. A great book. The language is nicely 'Shakespearean', but still very clear. The story is exciting, relatable and gives an insight into the time of the Elizabethan theatre. The story reminds me of the books by Gary Blackwood (The Shakespeare Stealer etc), but this book is not limited to the world of the theatre, the main character does not end up an actor, and the story is based on the true story of the building of the Globe theatre in Southward using timbers snuck away in the middle of the night [...]

    3. This was an okay book. It's a little difficult to read because it's written in Shakesperian form, but it's alright. The plot was a little strange, but still an enjoyable book.

    4. As posted on Outside of a Dog:"All the world's a stage,/ And all the men and women merely players;/ They have their exits and their entrances;/ And one man in his time plays many parts" Thus begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's "As You Like It", but it is also the perfect way to begin talking about Gretchen Woelfle's new middle grade historical novel, All the World's a Stage: A Novel in Five Acts. Woelfle takes readers into Elizabethan London, right to the ground in a very human, very u [...]

    5. Review for work: Professional reviews are positive, but I feel like this book’s cover dooms it to obscurity. It looks like a boring historical fiction book, and I don’t know how I’d get kids to overcome that first impression. Further doom comes from the historical-looking typeface (no notes on the typeface were included, so I can’t say whether it is truly historically appropriate) that is less legible than I’d like. The chapter headings and spot art by Thomas Cox have a faux-naif, chil [...]

    6. As a Shakespeare fan, I remained interested in the story of Kit, an orphan trying to survive on the streets of London, who falls in with Shakespeare's troupe of players. The background and historical details are developed well, especially the events surrounding the building of the Globe. There could have been more suspense built into the plot, which would be more appealing to the intended reader audience. It's unlikely the tween set would embrace the plodding pace of how the Globe was built, but [...]

    7. Ages 9-12. Orphaned Kit gets caught trying to pickpocket at a London theater performance, and is sentenced to a month of work for the theater company if he wants to avoid being reported to the police. At first everyone seems to make fun of him, and he tries to run away. But where can he go? There's no place safe for an orphan with no friends. He returns to the theater, where young Will Shakespeare writes plays that delight and confound him, and gradually he finds that maybe there's a place for h [...]

    8. fantastic!!partly truehistory ofshakespeare'scompany and it'stheater told from theperspective of12 year oldorphaned, Kit,who is homelessand poor,he is saved fromgoing to jail forpickpocketingby shakespeare'sworkers return, he hasto work for thetheater company,which of course,he grows to lovery believable,fast-paced,and historycomes alivein this bookas you learnabout thereal shakespeareand his times.highly recommend.

    9. I agree with someone's comments that it may be difficult to sell this book because of the cover.Elizabethan timesStory revolves around a 12 year old boy who has lost his family and moves to London.Gets caught as a thief in the theatre and becomes a stage hand.He interacts with Shakespearehistory of the building of the Globe theatre

    10. Excellent historical fiction about a homeless, orphaned boy who finds himself working for the Globe Theatre and interacting with Richard Burbage and Shakespeare himself. Wonderful characters, and sense of time and place.

    11. I generally enjoy the "life in the time Shakespeare" type books that feature ordinary kids becoming involved with the Bard and his theater company. This one does not disappoint. It is a fun look behind the curtain at the Globe.

    12. Nice quick historical fiction read. Kit is a cutpurse. Gets caught. Becomes a stagehand. Hates it. Learns a lot. Develops relationships with Shakespeare and other theatre players. Finds his true calling as a carpenter.Told well.

    13. Kit, an orphan, ends up in London and becomes a part of the rebuilding of the Globe Theater for Shakespear's plays.

    14. This book will work perfectly on a list of 5th grade historical fiction books and will fit nicely with my Shakespeare unit. Both the length and the complexity are perfect.

    15. I can't think of a single child I would give this book toe typeface, font size, lack of compelling storyline, annoying protagonist, and what were those illustrations? Nope!

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