Everything you need to understand or teach King of Shadows by Susan Cooper.
King of Shadows by Susan Cooper is a tale about a young boy's journey to overcome his devastating past in exchange for a hopeful future. Nat is an orphan who escapes into the world of the theatre to avoid his sadness. Nat is magically transported back to Elizabethan England, where he becomes apprenticed to William Shakespeare, who helps Nat learn to face his emotions and properly grieve his parents.
King of Shadows is a thoughtful tale of discovery set in one of the most exciting times in the history of the theatre. The year is 1999, and the Company of Boys gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to rehearse productions of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The company's director stresses the importance of the group functioning as a family, and the company spends a lot of time playing theatre games to build trust amongst the group. The...
King of Shadows Lesson Plans contain 127 pages of teaching material, including: