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The re-release of this much-loved title will cause celebration by the millions of fans of the author, illustrator, and the Scottish play.

Sixteen-year-old Kinny O'Neil lands a dream job at the famed 'Stratford Theatre Festival' in Ontario, assiting in the summer production of "Macbeth". It becomes nightmarish when the head witch is killed at rehearsal. Is "Macbeth" really c
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Paperback, First Coteau Books Edition, 318 pages
Published 2000 by Coteau Books (first published 1993)
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Jill
Jun 14, 2015 Jill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay so you know when you're visiting somewhere and you pick up a random book and JUST HAVE TO FINISH IT? Well, I was at my mom's, and I picked up this young adult Shakespeare-&-magic!!! romp I remembered liking in elementary school. And goddammit -- with apologies to my ten-year-old self -- here we are.

As with most young adult fantasy-lite books, the plot is the major point. This plot is some convoluted crazy about a spunky teenage girl with a summer job...and Macbeth and the witches gettin
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Derek Newman-Stille
A Review of Welwyn Wilton Katz’s Come Like Shadows (Coteau Books, 1993)
By Derek Newman-Stille

As someone who has done stage acting, Welwyn Wilton Katz’ Come Like Shadows spoke to my experience of the stage, and added a little bit of magic in addition to the already potent magic of the theatre itself. Set at the Stratford Festival during a production of Macbeth, Come Like Shadows evokes the play between the ‘real’ and the ‘artificial’, bringing home the point to the reader that ‘truth’, ‘history’,
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C.
Jun 23, 2014 C. rated it really liked it
Come Like Shadows” caught my eye but seemed geared for teenagers. I included it in this year’s Canadian reading theme and have to tell you: there is a lot more to this novel than mishaps at a play. It’s difficult to list why it’s very different than you can tell without reading it. Fiction always teaches me something about a place or a career but this is one of those stories that didn’t cease to educate me, very noticeably! Perhaps you know the feeling of coming away feeling glad you absorbed t ...more
Clickety
Nov 10, 2008 Clickety rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn't've checked this book out if I hadn't thought I might like it. I just didn't know I'd enjoy reading it as much as I did. The characters were incredibly well-formed, and the plot moves quickly without becoming confusing. I couldn't put it down.

The pacing does feel a bit rushed at the end, and the ending seemed abrupt. Other than that, it was amazing.
Leanna
Dec 03, 2012 Leanna rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-my-past, magic
I read this as a kid, but was reminiscing about this author (she's from my hometown!) and reading the synopsis I see that this book takes place where I live! haha :) Must re-read sometime.
Jennifer
Feb 02, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
My mother gave me a signed copy of this book when I was a young teen. I remember how magical it was! I would love to read this again!
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