Original Language: English
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: 2009
Page Count: 368
All her world’s a stage.Beatrice Shakespeare Smith, named for the Shakespeare and his most independent heroine, is the odd one out at Theatre Illuminata. Left at the door of the Theatre as a baby, the Theatre and its cast are the only home she has ever known. Yet Bertie is no actress and unless she can find herself a vital part to play, she will end up on the streets.
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.
Enter Stage Right
NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.
COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
BERTIE. Our heroine.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.