King of Shadows - Study Guide Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter five, Nat's fever worsens throughout the night. Mrs. Fisher becomes worried and calls for an ambulance. Nat is taken to the emergency room at Guy's Hospital in London where his symptoms confound the nurses. The doctor on duty believes Nat is suffering from a case of the bubonic plague, and calls a tropical medicine specialist.

In chapter six, Nat sees the new Globe for the first time. He notes that the building is quite similar to the old Globe he knows in 1999, but that the surroundings beyond the theatre are much sparser. Nat learns that the new Globe was finished only four months earlier, and the Lord Chamberlain's Men, Shakespeare's company, has recently christened the new theatre.

Inside the theatre, Nat walks in on an argument between William Shakespeare and Will Kempe, an actor in the Chamberlain's Men, who dramatically quits...

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