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Elizabethan Era Y/A Novel; involves acting Shakespeare play

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Edited: Feb 11, 3:04pm Top

A friend of mine is having trouble finding a book he read in high school.
He says the cover art is green leather type material, the lettering was gold, and there was art between each chapter!
He says the story line was something like a boy made a duke/high ranking person angry..? and he acted as a woman in a Shakespeare play. He also remembers one of Shakespeare plays was stolen and the kids had to get it back? He's also pretty sure that Shakespeare wasn't in the title. He says it took place in the globe theatre. One of the main characters names may have been Sebastian.
Sorry about the fuzzy details and thanks for your help!

Feb 10, 8:52am Top

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood comes to mind. While it doesn't match the cover and title details, it might be worth a look, if only to eliminate it.

Feb 10, 12:31pm Top

He says thats not it but thanks for trying!

Feb 10, 12:56pm Top

Perhaps The Devil and His Boy.

If it's not that one, please tell us when your friend was in high school and whether or not he remembers if this book was new at the time. That can help narrow the search.

Feb 11, 12:40pm Top

None of those are it either apparently! He just graduated high school a couple years ago and says he's pretty sure the book was from the 90's!

Edited: Feb 11, 1:05pm Top

More of a match on the cover than plot - The Marvels?

Feb 11, 1:11pm Top

A closer match on the plot is Cue for Treason.

Feb 11, 2:59pm Top

He says its Cue for Treason! Thank you so much!

Feb 12, 12:58pm Top

>8 rarm: Excellent work, rarm. I love Trease's books.

>9 Samantha_Van_Norman: I'm glad you found it for him!

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