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Emily Whitaker

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Emily Whitaker studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and at Circle in the Square Theatre School under Edward Berkeley. She wrote Benvolio to introduce Shakespeare to young adult readers. Playing Benvolio, gave her pause to wonder what part Benvolio truly played in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. It was then that her mind began to plot this extraordinary back-story of her first book, Benvolio. Emily Whitaker sticks to the original plot as seen through Benvolio’s eyes while showing the horrors of their parents’ sins and the unfounded belief that love will conquer all.

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Why the Sycamore Grove

“Madam, an hour before the worshipped sun/ Peered forth the golden window of the east/ A troubled mind drove me to walk abroad/ Where, underneath the grove of sycamore/ That westward rooteth from this city side/ So early walking did I see your son.” – Benvolio in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Before Romeo is introduced to the audience, Shakespeare tells us that Romeo is distraught and his family i Read more of this blog post »
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“The town of Verona was very much awake. The market was filled with merchants selling items they couldn’t sell during the light of day, to people who wouldn’t be seen in town without the veil of night.”
Emily Whitaker, Benvolio

“What are you saying, Benvolio? You would like to speak to my father about my hand in marriage?”
Emily Whitaker, Benvolio

“I could tell your father stories about the men in the Prince's Court.”
Emily Whitaker, Benvolio

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“The town of Verona was very much awake. The market was filled with merchants selling items they couldn’t sell during the light of day, to people who wouldn’t be seen in town without the veil of night.”
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“My mother spoke to me this morning, she told me that my father is beginning to think of suitors for me to marry.”
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“I could tell your father stories about the men in the Prince's Court.”
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“What are you saying, Benvolio? You would like to speak to my father about my hand in marriage?”
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“You know her mother well, her temper is high, it's not time for you. Do you understand me, young man?”
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