The Understudy's Revenge

The Understudy s Revenge When mysterious Oliver Parry walks into the King s Company s rehearsal rooms to audition for Hamlet Millie Osborne is intrigued Why is he so secretive What is his interest in the Company When Millie

  • Title: The Understudy's Revenge
  • Author: Sophie Masson
  • ISBN: 9781741698138
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • When mysterious Oliver Parry walks into the King s Company s rehearsal rooms to audition for Hamlet, Millie Osborne is intrigued Why is he so secretive What is his interest in the Company When Millie investigates, she uncovers a tale of secret identities, betrayal, lies, revenge and perhaps even murder.Great for children aged 12.

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    1. I absolutely loved this book! Set in London during the mid 1800s, The Understudy's Revenge follows Millie, 16, and her colleagues at King's Company as they rehearse for their revival of Shakespeare's Hamlet. I don't want to give too much away about the story but I will let you know that there is plenty of mystery and intrigue to come after the arrival of amateur colonial thespian, Oliver Parry, whom Millie believes to be not all he seems.I found the plot thoroughly enjoyable and enjoyed the twis [...]

    2. Set in the days of Dickens, The Understudy’s Revenge tells the story of Millie Osborne, who works for The King’s Company, a famous troupe of actors who have fallen on hard times following the death of its lead actor and director. The new manager is both the brother of the dead director and newly married to his widow. Perhaps recognising the thematic links to Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, he decides to put on a performance of the tragedy. A young actor called Oliver Parry is given a role in t [...]

    3. Incredible.The story had an amazing old London lilt to it, reminds me of The Monstrumologist. Except, this one isn't long and descriptive and scientific; this cuts to the point. There's lots of reference to Hamlet, but the story is not as you'd think. The truth is revealed at the end, but it wasn't rushed off. It was kinda emotional ;)

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