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About Geoffrey Trease. A very short biography of Geoffrey Trease (1909 - 1998) from Fntastic Fiction, UK.
Geoffrey Trease from Answers.com. "(Robert) Geoffrey Trease (August 11, 1909 - January 27, 1998) was a prolific writer, publishing 113 books between 1934 ... and 1997 ... His grandfather was a historian, and was one of the main influences towards Trease's work ..."
Geoffrey Trease (1909 - 1998) from British Children's Historical Novels. "His lifelong love of theatre and the arts did . . . find an outlet through his books, . . . such as Cue for Treason, and The Crown of Violet have a theatrical setting . . . These titles where theatre and the arts are central, are in my estimation his best writing, and are among my personal favourites; Trease's love and knowledge of his subject shines through, there is plenty of interesting detail about the development of theatre and culture in different settings, and his boy and girl protagonists are spirited creations. If pressed to pick one favourite it would have to be Cue for Treason, which was the first Geoffrey Trease book I read, and in my teenage years prompted my interest in historical fiction and social history . . ."
Geoffrey Trease from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Robert) Geoffrey Trease (August 11, 1909 - January 27, 1998) was a prolific writer, publishing 113 books between 1934 and 1997. His work has been translated into 20 languages. He is best known for writing children's historical novels, whose content reflects his insistence on historically correct backgrounds, which he meticulously researched.
Geoffrey Trease (1909 - 1998) from British Children's Historical Novels. "Geoffrey Trease died in January 1998 after a writing career spanning more than sixty years and over a hundred books. Novelist, biographer, critic and sometime schoolmaster, he was a defining force in 20th century children's historical fiction ... Robert Geoffrey Trease was born and grew up in Nottingham, the son of a wine- merchant and a doctor's daughter, and was the youngest of three brothers. He was an avid reader, working through all the classic adventure stories ..."
Geoffrey Trease (1909-98) from Britannica Student Encyclopaedia. "English writer Geoffrey Trease pioneered in writing historical adventure novels for children that dealt with important moral and political issues ..."
Obituary: Geoffrey Trease by Ann Thwaite, 29 January 1998, Independent. "Robert Geoffrey Trease, writer: born Nottingham 11 August 1909; Chairman, Children's Writer's Group 1962-63; Chairman, Society of Authors 1972-73, member of Council 1974-98; FRSL 1979; married 1933 Marian Boyer (died 1989; one daughter); died Bath 27 January 1998.
Geoffrey Trease published his 100th book in 1990 and wrote regularly until last winter. His best-known book is probably Cue for Treason (1940).
He was a born writer. He himself recalled that his first writing was in a fat desk-diary, a handsome wine-and-spirit trade production his father had brought home from his office in Nottingham ...
I first met Geoffrey Trease nearly 50 years ago, when he visited my girls' grammar school in Barnet. I was 17 and I chaired his lecture on 'The Birth of a Book'. 'He was very decent to me when I talked to him,' I wrote in my diary at the time. Geoffrey was always decent to everybody ....
Trease quoted Boswell saying, 'He who pleases children will be remembered with pleasure by men.' ... Geoffrey Trease earned his first half-guinea as a writer at the age of 13 with an article on 'Amateur Journalism'. Five years later he won a scholarship to read Greats at Queen's College, Oxford ...
Trease was never a Communist but his approach was such that his radical early books sold huge numbers in the Soviet Union - as many as 100,000 of the first. Geoffrey and his beloved wife, Marian, spent a happy Russian summer in 1935 living on royalties that could not be taken out of the country ...
He was a compulsive writer. It gave him some satisfaction to celebrate his 100th book and to look at the long shelves of his lifetime's work, many of the titles translated into a wide variety of languages ...
If Trease's own stories were sometimes more than mere good yarns, it is certainly as a storyteller - and as a good man - that he will be long remembered."
Cue for Treason on Open Library. Read online, 281 pages.
● Cue for treason by Geoffrey Trease. Cue for treason illustrated by L.F. Grant. Published 1967 by Vanguard Press in New York, from Open Library.
● Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease. Clive Mantle, © AudioGO Ltd 2011 free download from Ontario Library Service, Download Centre.
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Cue for Treason - Best of Its Genre. Book review from Book Opinions. "... The story - a young boy's adventures in Shakespearean England - is so adeptly crafted that the reader is reluctant to stop at the end of each chapter. The main characters interact with some of England's greatest heroes in a manner that is both believable and exciting ..."
Cue for Treason Study Site. Site supplies multiple resources for study of Geoffrey Trease's Cue for Treason (1940). It offers resources, worksheets and assignment tasks. Unfortunately many of the links to Cue for Treason lesson plans or analysis do not work.
How to Write a Critique of a Novel by Janice E. Smith.
How to Write a Novel Critique by Robert Vaux, eHow Contributor.
Shakespeare and His World - in PDF from CarouselGuide.co.uk. "Elizabethan England was a place of turmoil. The country was going through the process of changing from a Catholic to a Protestant state. ... Conspiracies against the Queen were rife. And then there were the diseases: plague, smallpox, fevers and many other deadly illnesses. This fevered atmosphere is well shown in Cue for Treason (1940) by Geoffrey Trease. Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law and flees to London, joining forces with another runaway, Kit. They become apprentices first to a company of travelling players and then to Lord Chamberlain's Men, Shakespeare's theatre company. Boys then played the female parts and - this is another twist in this tale - for Kit is a girl in disguise ..."
Shakespeare's Globe. Resources for Students and Teachers.
Short Review of Cue for Treason from LibraryThing.com. "Peter Brownrigg runs away from Cumberland School with a travelling theatre group, and with another mysterious and talented youth named Kit. in London, the two have the luck to be taken on as apprentices by William Shakespeare himself ..." See also Book Covers of Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease.
Avi Cohen Presents ... Cue for Treason: Final Assignment. Summary of Cue for Treason. "This book is about the main character, Peter Brownrigg, who finds out that the evil Sir Philip Morton has built a wall on Peter's side of the land ... At the end of the book, Peter and Kit get married. It says, 'I hear from the garden the shouts of laughter as Kit shows my sons how to climb the apple tree.'"
A Character Profile of Kit Kirkstone from Squidoo.com.
A Character Profile of Peter Brownrigg from Squidoo.com.
cueFlash - Cue for Treason - Glossary. Virtual Online Flashcards created by hanspreet.
Cue for Treason (1940) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cue for Treason is a children's historical novel written by Geoffrey Trease, and is his best known work. Contents include: Plot introduction, Plot summary, Characters, Significance of work.
Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease. Short summary from Goodreads. "Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law - and on the run. As he makes his way to London, he meets Kit, another runaway, and the two decide to stick together. With luck on their side, they find jobs as apprentices to William Shakespeare, but a chance discovery endangers their lives once more ..."
Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease. An excellent book review of "A Neglected Classic" - A Personal View by Jim Mackenzie. "It is a tale of ordinary people and of lords, ladies, actors, courtiers, traitors, loyalists, country farmers and town dwellers, puritans and libertines. It is a spy story; it is a love story; it is an escape story; it is a mountain climbing story; it is a river story ... The story is made all the more appealing because the young central characters are depicted "warts and all". Peter, the narrator figure, reveals his own weaknesses and short-comings. Kit, his companion, suffers from both pride and vanity. The picture given of Queen Elizabeth is also not idealised and some of the villains can be respected for the cause they support in total conviction ..."
Cue for Treason Chapter Summaries.
Cue for Treason - Plot Summary from Squidoo.com.
Cue for Treason Chapter Summaries.
Cue for Treason. Review by BLee_rocks, Cambridge, MA, Teenink. "First off, this is a great novel because it has a twist of mystery in it ... Secondly, Cue for Treason begins with a bang ... Thirdly, the author writes with a unique style ... Finally, I recommend this book with a confident rating of five stars out of five ... Action, anxiety, and a discreet mystery lay a thick mist over the entire book, it will definitely please you ... All in all, Peter is just a regular child, except the future of England rests on his shoulders. No pressure!"
Cue for Treason. Short summary of an essay from RAD Essays. "Cue for Treason is a novel about a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I ... It takes place in the 1600's, with the mixture of fact and creative writing, as the novel is full of suspense and English history adventure. ... Peter Brownrigg a common but brave boy who defies treason and is loyal to his country..." Must pay to see rest of essay.
Cue for Treason - Short preview sample of essay from EssayArchive.com. "... Peter ran from Cumberland due to the ongoing conflict with Sir Philip Morton. On his journey to London with an acting company he meets a boy named Kit. He too joins the company along with Peter. Tension arises between the two and a fight bursts out. As a result, Peter realizes Kit is a girl...." Must pay to see rest of essay.
Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease. Welcome to Beth, Jessica and Andrew's site on the novel "Cue for Treason". Character Descriptions: Peter Brownrigg, Kit Kirkstone, Sir Philip Morton, William Shakespeare, Mr. and Mrs. Desmond, Mr. Brownrigg; Author info: Robert Geoffrey Trease; Opinions; Quotes and Rating; Fun Stuff: Image Gallery.
Cue for Treason: Infobox Book. "Cue for Treason (1940) is a children's novel written by Geoffrey Trease. It is set in Elizabethan England at the end of the 16th century. [It has been claimed that the action can be dated to 1599 from the reference to 'Henry V' and Essex being sent to Ireland, although it is not clear that the author intended to be quite that specific. However it is clearly set some time between the Spanish Armada in 1588 and the death of Elizabeth in 1603.]" Site includes: Plot Introduction, Plot Summary, Characters, Historical Characters, Significance of Work, Notes, External Links. (Site from Russia)
Peel Tower Cue for Treason Essay. "Cue for Treason Plot introduction: The novel is set in Elizabethan England at the end of the 16th century. Two young runaways become boy actors. at first on the road and later in London. where they are befriended by William Shakespeare. They become aware of a plot against Queen Elizabeth's life and attempt to prevent it." Plot summary, Characters, Significance of Work. (No author or source indicated). Site from Russia.
The Player's Boy Summary. "Warning: this chapter-by-chapter summary is a 'spoiler'. Don't read on unless you want to know what happens when!" Chapters 1-15. By Antonia Forest, pen name of Patricia Rubinstein.
What is the coflict in cue for treason?. Cue for Treason plot: "Peter Brownrigg, a fourteen year old farmboy, who lives in Cumberland County in England, escapes from his village to escape death for attempting to attack Sir Philip Morton, a local noble man, with a rock ..."
Cue for Treason enrichment and extension ideas. Includes: Differentiated assignment on Trease's Cue for Treason for gifted and talented. Try a SCAMPER exercise on Cue for Treason:
● S Substitute another character you know of for Peter Brownrigg ...
● C Combine unlikely elements of the story to create an new version of the story ...
● A Adapt an episode you liked to your own country, life and experience ...
● M Modify the story/setting/style/theme/ to create a new product ...
● P Put to use the incidents you read about ...
● E Eliminate early events for instance to see what kind of story Peter would then have ...
● R Rearrange the chronology and see what the young Peter would say to himself in old age! ...
Site is no longer accessible 27 Nov. 2011.
Cue for Treason - Year Eight Test - in PDF, 1 page. "Use materials from the first four chapters, write a letter from Sir Philip Morton to one of his friends in London, Sir David Vicars" from MoreLearning.net.
Pre-Cue for Treason. My Work: by Mrs. Sobel. "This assignment is an intro to the novel Cue for Treason. This page is intended for my secondary II English class. Students will be asked to do some pre-research on this novel. The hotlist of sites that I provide in this assignment will be a useful resource for my students as well as other teachers doing this novel ... Before beginning the novel, students must first have some knowledge of the Elizabethan Period, The Globe Theatre, and William Shakespeare. Other important historical figures in this novel are Christopher Marlowe and Queen Elizabeth I ..."
Welcome to the original Cue for Treason Study Site. Site written and maintained in Brisbane, Australia by G. Smith. This site will supply you with multiple resources for your study of Geoffrey Trease's Cue for Treason (1940). It offers resources, worksheets and assignment tasks.
Sorry, unable to find any film or movie on Cue for Treason. But here are a few related videos:
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Elizabeth I of England from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen regnant of England and Queen regnant of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate."
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury. 1st Earl of Salisbury (1605-1612). Lengthy biography from everything2.com.
The Treason Act 1351 "is one of the oldest pieces of legislation still in force, though not the oldest (Magna Carta 1215 for one). It was last used to execute someone for high treason in 1946 ..." from everything2.com.
"Cue for Treason" by Geoffrey Trease - Quiz. Crafted by Trivia Architect: Philian. Fun Trivia, Quizzes. "Treason, spies, acting, mountains, lakes and more than one death-defying chase - 'Cue for Treason' is a most exciting story from Queen Elizabeth's reign. Can you take the pace of these questions?" Submit your answers to 15 multiple choice questions and get graded instantly. Correct answers provided. Questions include:
● 1. The story starts amongst the hills of Cumberland which are in which part of Britain?
● 2. In the first chapter Peter Brownrigg, his brother and father are committing an act of rebellion against a local landowner. What do they actually do?
● 3. Which article of clothing gets Peter into trouble with Sir Philip Morton?
● 4. Where does Peter hide when Sir Philip spots him at the theatre in Penrith?
● 5. What is the next town that the actors set out for after Penrith?
● 6. After Peter and Kit have both joined Mr. Desmond's acting company they get a chance to write a letter home. To whom does Kit Kirkstone write?
● 7. Which of the following is the reason why Mr. Desmond's company had to disband before returning to London:
● 8. What accident happened to Mr.Desmond that changed all their plans?
● 9. When he auditions for Burbage which part in "Romeo and Juliet" does Peter attempt?
● 10. How does Peter manage to get from the boat on the River Thames to the window of the house high above?
● 11. In what sort of building do the plotters meet in Cumberland?
● 12. What is the name of Sir Francis' agent who disappears in Cumberland?
● 13. During which Shakespeare play do the plotters intend to kill Queen Elizabeth I?
● 14. On an island in which lake do the plotters try to keep Peter prisoner?
● 15. Who do we learn has got married at the end of the book?
Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease - HTML Quiz. Free game crafted by Trivia Architect Philian. Fun Trivia, Quizzes. You will get a score after answering all 15 questions. Correct answers given. Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease - Flash Quiz. Answer one question at a time and get scored immediately. Correct answers provided. Site also provides total results giving you the percentage of players who have answered questions correctly.
Cue for Treason Locations on Google Earth. Updated 10 Dec. 2010 by Aaron Klassen, Shevchenko School, Vita MB.
Cue for Treason Virtual Online Flashcards created by hanspreet. Flip card, then choose your answer: Right, Wrong, or Neutral. Share and study flash cards.
Essay on Cue for Treason from DirectEssays.com. "Cue for treason is a historical fiction helping in the study of info for the study of literature. Through the exciting adventures of Peter and Kit the reader learns about William Shakespeare, Elizabethan Theatre the theatre and the life of ordinary people. The Elizabethan theatre played in a big part of the development in the structures in inn's ..." Must pay to see rest of essay.
Planning your essay. Purpose of Plot, Character, Setting, Style. Theme reveals his purpose. "State my thesis: Cue for Treason is more than an entertainment. Written in pre-World War II England, it builds up morale, features a patriotic hero and celebrates the language and culture of the greatest age of England's history."
Practice Essay Topics. Webmaster G B Smith. Revised December 2007. Examples: Topic 24. The historical fiction genre opens new windows on the past. How successful was Cue for Treason as historical fiction? Topic 25. How well did you enjoy Cue for Treason? Why?
Test: Cue For Treason, How Well Do You Know It? Created by shadowflamestress, from quizilla.com.
Transcript of Cue for Treason (Grade 9). Cue for Treason Book Report by Chris Gray, 4 March 2013.
100 books every child should read - Pt 2. Last Updated: 31 Jan 2008, from Telegraph.co.uk. Cue for Treason, by Geoffrey Trease : "After Peter Brownrigg chucks a stone at his landlord, he has to flee to London. Here he meets Shakespeare and uncovers a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. Tudor derring-do."
Elizabethan England This project focuses on important figures, events, and cultural trends of Elizabethan times. Project prepared by first and third period English 435 students, Springfield High School, Springfield, Illinois. Historical Figures and Events, Everyday Life, Arts and Architecture, Shakespeare and His Theatre. Links to Other Resources.
A Guide to Shakespeare's Plays at Costume SuperCenter.
Kirkstone Pass from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trivia: "In Cue for Treason, the best known novel of the children's writer Geoffrey Trease, much of it set in Cumbria, one character adopts the pseudonym 'Kit Kirkstone', taken from the Kirkstone Pass."
Practice essay topics: An historical novel must use the facts of history as its setting. So how can it claim to be fiction? Discuss. An historical novel can bring history to life much more than a history book ever can. Agree? Why? Peter Brownrigg is an ordinary-person story-teller. How well does this device serve Trease's purpose in Cue for Treason? Was Philip Morton's ruthless spirit shared by all conspirators? Explain . . .
Queen Elizabeth: Shakespeare's Patron from Shakespeare's patrons & other essays by Henry Brown. London: J. M. Dent & sons. "The poet was throughout his life greatly indebted to the patronage and support of royal and noble personages; his royal patrons were Queen Elizabeth and King James I, both of whom greatly loved the drama. The virgin queen ... used her influence in the progress of the English drama, and fostered the inimitable genius of Shakespeare ... Shakespeare was ardently attracted to Elizabeth and her Court, and proved a faithful servant to his royal mistress ..."
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Secrets of the Virgin Queen EXPOSED (Elizabeth I Full Documentary). YouTube video, 45:43 min. Published on Oct 19, 2014 by WAKEUP. "Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII by second wife, Anne Boleyn, who was executed two and a half years after Elizabeth's birth. Anne's marriage to Henry VIII was annulled, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half-brother, Edward VI, ruled until his death in 1553, bequeathing the crown to Lady Jane Grey and ignoring the claims of his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Roman Catholic Mary, in spite of statute law to the contrary. However, Edward's will was set aside and Mary became queen, deposing Lady Jane Grey ..."
Treason Act 1351 from Everything2.com. "The Treason Act 1351 is one of the oldest pieces of legislation still in force, though not the oldest (Magna Carta 1215 for one). It was last used to execute someone for high treason in 1946 ..."