The Boy and the Globe
n/a Interest Age: 7-10
Young Toby lives on his wits. He is an orphan and a street-child and navigates Jacobean London like an old hand. Meanwhile the city has lost its charm for Will Shakespeare, the playwright from Stratford. Suffering from writer’s block, he has grown to hate the drama business. But when Toby stumbles into the Globe, the boy’s energy and enthusiasm remind Will of the magic that first inspired his love of the theatre, and the two set to work to create some magic together.
With lots of fun extras including quizzes and make-your-own-puppets! And when you have made your puppets, you can put on a performance in your very own Globe Theatre! Download instructions on how to construct your theatre here then stage your play by downloading the playscript here.
Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a super-readable layout and typeface so that even more readers can enjoy it. It is aimed at children aged 7-10.
Read the first chapter of The Boy and the Globe below.