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Master Skylark
by John Bennett
A Stratford lad, stolen away by the master-players of Lord Admiral's troupe of actors, is transported to London, where his singing charms even Queen Bess and wins for him the title Master Skylark. Through the twists and turns of an engaging plot in which Shakespeare himself plays a part, a vivid picture of life among the Elizabethan players emerges, furnishing context for subsequent reading of Shakespeare's plays.  Ages 10-12
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Table of Contents


The Lord Admiral's Players
Nicholas Attwood's Home
The Last Straw
Off for Coventry
In the Warwick Road
The Master-Player
"Well Sung, Master Skylark!"
The Admiral's Company
The May-Day Play
After the Play
Disowned
A Strange Ride
A Dash for Freedom
At Bay
London Town
Ma'm'selle Cicely Carew
Carew's Offer
Master Heywood Protests
The Rose Play-House
Disappointment
"The Children of Paul's"
The Skylark's Song
A New Life
The Making of a Player
The Waning of the Year
To Sing before the Queen
The Queen's Plaisance
Christmas with Queen Bess
Back to Gaston Carew
At the Falcon Inn
In the Twinkling of an Eye
The Last of Gaston Carew
Cicely Disappears
The Bandy-Legged Man
A Sudden Resolve
Wayfaring Home
Turned Adrift
A Strange Day
All's Well That Ends Well

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