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Stratford boys

No. of pages 272

Great for age 12+
Will is a glover's son, who spends his days fitting gloves to pretty hands in his father's busy shop, and apart from the odd poem he's never before put pen to paper. But the good people of Stratford require a play, and with his pal Adrian Croft he finds himself responsible for putting one on the stage. Will's imagination works overtime as he struggles to find parts for his motley selection of friends and neighbours: school boys who refuse to wear skirts, Adam of Muscovy, Wat the plasterer with a chip on his shoulder and many others. Thank goodness for trusty Adrian - a friend and director whose belief in their endeavours stands firm. Together they manage to assemble an unlikely company of amateurs - schoolboys and workmen. Fortune My Foe is the result, and Will hears the heady sound of applause for the first time...


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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. He wrote plays, sonnets and verse and is regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English Language. Son of a glove maker, he was born here in 1564 in Stratford Upon Avon and was educated at King Edward VI school. Many of Shakespeare's plays were performed at the Globe Theatre in London which has ben recreated - see here. Shakespeare died in 1616 and is buried in Holy Trinity Church in the town of his birth.

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