King of Shadows - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

Shakespeare, Richard Burbage, and Nat are escorted by soldiers to the Queen's private box. The nameless lord compliments Burbage on the idea to dress Hippolyta to look like the Queen. When Nat sees the Queen, he notes that she is not a beautiful as he expects. Only her red wig is the same. Nat is particularly disgusted by her rotten teeth. The Queen compliments Shakespeare on the play, particularly because it has no historical or political significance. Nat thinks the Queen has a flirtatious way of speaking. The Queen then congratulates Burbage on his performance and the new theatre. Finally, the Queen praises Nat, and asks if he would like to be a page in her Court. Nat declines, saying he is an actor and must stay in the theatre. Suddenly, the Queen is ready to leave, and she and her attendants immediately begin to depart. As...

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