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A Shakespearean theater
Morley, Jacqueline.
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Publication Information:
Columbus, Ohio : Peter Bedrick Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
45 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

Previously published as Shakespeare's theater.

"Series created by David Salariya."
The origins of theater -- Medieval entertainment -- Traveling players -- Playing in London -- England's first theater -- Running the company -- Crisis at the theatre -- Bankside -- Inside the Globe -- The audience -- The stage -- Backstage -- Costumes and props -- Plague -- On tour -- Royal entertainment -- Fire! -- Indoor theaters.
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Added Uniform Title:
Shakespeare's theater.
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PR3095 .M67 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PR3095 .M67 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PR3095 .M67 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Magnifications series offers children the thrill of examining past civilizations through the eyes of an archaeologist. Gorgeous, full-color panoramas of ancient landmarks are magnified with inset illustrations revealing fascinating details. A valuable research tool, these books are also helpful as travel guides and for simple browsing. Supplements school curriculum in language arts and history.

Author Notes

Jacqueline Morley is a popular children's author and especially enjoys sharing her love of ancient cultures and history with young readers.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Mark Bergin's A Medieval Castle. Gr. 5-8. These entries in the Magnifications series use an intriguing visual approach to introduce their subjects. On each spread, large, technically detailed cutaway illustrations combine with smaller inset artwork to offer magnified views. The captions are full of great facts. Castle introduces readers not only to tradition designs and construction methods, as in David Macaulay's excellent Castle (1977), but also to feudal society. Children with an interest in the weapons and warfare of the time will be particularly interested in the several spreads devoted to castle defense, weaponry, and gory siege tactics. A Shakespearean Theater offers a quick overview of theatrical history, beginning with the Greeks and then covering theatrical buildings and lives of players as well as providing a glimpse of the thrilling, filthy streets of sixteenth-century London. Despite some cramped spreads and some small type, the visual approach manages to combine a browser-friendly format with enough factual substance to support basic reports. A chronology and a glossary are appended. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2003 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-These British imports offer large pictures on full spreads. Visual enlargements of some of the elements show the smallest details. One or two paragraphs of text accompany the illustrations (including many cutaways), with other information in sidebars, labels, lengthy captions, or in borders of smaller pictures and text. Bergin describes how a castle was built, its different inhabitants, knights and their training, and defending the structure from attack. Morley discusses William Shakespeare, how the Globe was built, costumes and props, the stage, the audience, and more. Quotes from the Bard's plays frame the pages. The detailed color artwork offers a fascinating look at times past. However, not all enlargements significantly add to the information provided. Both books complement more highly acclaimed titles such as David Macaulay's Castle (Houghton, 1977) and Aliki's William Shakespeare and the Globe (HarperCollins, 1999).-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.