Caramellunacy: In The Playmaker, Richard Malory joins Shakespeare's company out of mixed motives - particularly to sort out what happened to his father, but finds himself drawn in more and more to the world of acting.
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When an outbreak of the deadly Black Plague closes the Globe Theatre, William Shakespeare's acting troupe sets off on a tour of England. Widge, the orphan-turned-actor, knows that he'll be useful on the trip. Not only does he love the stage, but his knack for a unique shorthand has proven him one of the most valuable apprentices in the troupe. But then a mysterious man appears, claiming to know a secret from Widge's past-a secret that may forever force him from the theatre he loves.
"An exciting, well-written tale that is sure to leave [readers] clamoring for more." (School Library Journal, starred review)
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