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Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 308-309)

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Pages 308-309: Bennett imagines a sparkling dinner party bringing together the children, Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s family and theatrical associates.

Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 305)

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Page 305: Motivated both by generosity and self-interest, Shakespeare’s other associates volunteer to foster the children and to add Nick, the protagonist, to the King’s Men. Bennett’s Shakespeare alone thinks to ask Nick what he wants.

Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 304)

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Bennett’s tale allows readers to imagine what it would be like to meet Shakespeare, depicting him as generous, protective, and thoughtful. Here Shakespeare and a fiery and impulsively kind Ben Jonson collaborate in helping the children.