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The year is 1598. Sam Gilburne is an apprentice actor and member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, appearing in the roles created by William Shakespeare. While onstage Sam notices the lovely Lady Lucie Cheetham. The two meet on several occasions and begin to fall in love. Can their story have a happy ending?
Paperback, 239 pages
Published by Walker & Company
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The Globe was owned by many actors, who were also shareholders in the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Two of the six Globe shareholders, Richard Burbage and his brother Cuthbert Burbage, owned double shares of the whole, or 25% each; the other four men, Shakespeare, John Heminges, Augustine Phillips, and Thomas Pope, owned a single share, or 12.5%. (Originally William Kempe was intended to be the seventh partner, but he sold out his share to the four minority sharers, leaving them with more than the ori...more
This is, in my opinion, a pleasurable, feel good book. I would have liked maybe a little more description on the surroundings and such as it would have been nice to be able to picture what the author herself was invisioning, but perhaps that's just it, she wanted to leave as much to the imagination as possible. If this is the case, then it is, I suppose, refreshingly different from most books out there. I particularly liked the characterization, I feel she made each person their own. I certainly...more
Shakespeare’s Apprentice, set in the late 16th century, follows Sam Gilbourne, an apprentice in Shakespeare’s Lord Chamberlain’s Men; actors.
This truly beautiful love story is just amazing. For all those who have always wished to dive into Shakespeare’s world, without the sometimes-confusing language, this book is definitely for you. I don’t know what else to say… but give it a try. It’s a great read, with great characters, a great love story and a fantastic ending!
Interesting Historical setting of shakespeare's area :) Liked it.
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