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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. Excerpt from Term Papers Lab. "In his endeavor to become a writer, he gave up his scholarship in Oxford University and went to London. Geoffrey Trease was well known for writing children's historical novels ... He introduced his readers to historic events or through his exciting plots, strong characters and his attention to specific details. Geoffrey Trease had portrayed a sense of fairness and belief in equality as a theme in many of his books ..."
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 ..."
Sorry, no eText or eBook seems to be available free online. A copy of the book may be purchased online: Cue for Treason (Puffin Books).
Cue for Treason as 'histfiction'. Essay Topic: "The novel Cue for Treason taught me more about history than a history text would."
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 Lesson Notes by G. Smith 1998. Contents: Summary, Peter's Character profile, Craft, Style, Themes, Critiques Society: Is this novel a fable? Is this a 'psychological novel'? Is this an epic novel? "How does the historical novel offer us a window on a world we might not have otherwise known?" Critique: Does Trease offer a critique of Tudor society? Plums Motivations. List instances of coincidence in this novel. Essay topic: Trease writes from a social, political or personal concern.
Cue for Treason Text Analysis by G. Smith 1996. Contents: Research word meanings & topical allusions: pike, peat, beadle, beck, fells, livery ... Explain these Sayings and Idioms: the die is cast, we hadn't had a dog's chance ... "Kit Kirkstone, Kit the Wit" are puns. How do puns work as humour? ... and more.
London, Shakespeare and the Globe. Background info from Kennebecasis Valley High School, Rothesay, N.B. Canada. "London, during Shakespeare's time was a congested city with narrow streets and loud noises of carriages and hawkers selling their wares. There was no drainage and garbage and chamberpots were emptied from windows directly onto the streets. The punishment for criminals was severe. Sometimes criminals were chained to the banks of a river. The people of London never drank the water because it was too polluted ..." William Shakespeare. Timeline: "Born April 23, 1564 ... Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52 ..."
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 ..."
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 by Simon D.
Another Character Profile of Kit Kirkstone by G. Smith.
http://home.pacific.net.au/~greg.hub/journalreport.html#shaw by Mark S.
A Character Profile of Peter Brownrigg by Simon D.
cueFlash - Cue for Treason - Glossary. Virtual Online Flashcards created by hanspreet.
Cue for Treason. Synopsis and brief Author Biography from Foyles.co.uk. "Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law. On the run to London he meets Kit and the two decide to stick together. But a chance discovery endangers their lives and soon Peter is deep in murderous plots, secrets and even treason. ..."
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.
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 by Geoffrey Trease: Student Study Guide. Created by Brian Thornton, Haileybury, ON, Canada. Not to be used or copied in any manner without specific written consent of the publisher. All answers must be in sentence form. Chapters 1-25 Questions, Vocabulary, Enrichment.
Cue for Treason. Summary from WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries. "14 year old Peter Brownrigg, who lives in Cumberland in England, escapes from his village to escape death for attempting to attack Sir Philip Morton, a local nobleman, with a rock. ..."
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 Lesson Notes by G. Smith. Summary: "Using many elements of the detective story genre, Cue for Treason has dramatised the cost of maintaining the English throne in the life of one loyal boy ...">
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?)
Cue for Treason: Student Study Guide - Geoffrey Trease by Brian Thornton, Capo Creations, Haileybury, Ontario, Canada. Chapters 1-25: Questions, Vocabulary, and Enrichment. Note: Not to be used or copied in any manner without specific written consent of the publisher.
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 ..."
Terms for Drama from Kennebecasis Valley High School, Rothesay, N.B. Canada. Glossary: Definitions - Act, Scene, Comedy, Dialogue, Tragedy, Melodrama, Protagonist, Antagonist, Properties, Pantomime, Atmosphere, Theme, Plot, Farce, Motivation, Stage Left, Stage Right, Upstage, Downstage, Actor, Audience.
Cue for Treason: A Tale of Shakespearian England by Geoffrey Trease. A Grade 9 English site by Ms. Campbell, Moncton, New Brunswick. Includes Evaluations for the Cue for Treason Unit. Cue for Treason Handouts. Cue for Treason Group Presentations. Projects and Bonus Projects for Cue for Treason. Cue for Treason Links.
Cue for Treason: Chapter Questions 1-7 from Kennebecasis Valley High School, Rothesay, N.B. Canada. Vocabulary for Chapters 1-7. All questions must be answered with complete sentences. Chapter 1 - Dawn is Dangerous. Writing Assignment - Write a well-developed paragraph that describes the setting and the general atmosphere of the story to this point. Chapter 2 - Escape, Chapter 3 - Peril at Penrith, Chapter 4 - There is Safety in Coffins, Chapter 5 - Someone Was Watching, Chapter 6 - Rivals on the Road, Chapter 7 - Who is Kit Kirkstone?
Cue for Treason: Chapter Questions 8-15 from Kennebecasis Valley High School, Rothesay, N.B. Canada. Questions for Chapter 8 - The Man from Stratford, Chapter 9 - Re-Enter Danger! Chapter 10 - Sir Phillip is the Man, Chapter 11 - The House of the Yellow Gentleman, Chapter 12 - Treason on Thames-Side, Chapter 13 - The Clue of the Sonnet, Chapter 14 - Secret Agents, Chapter 15 - The Lonely Tower.
Cue for Treason: Chapter Questions 16-25 from Kennebecasis Valley High School, Rothesay, N.B. Canada. Chapter 16 - The Heart of the Secret, Chapter 17 - Held For Questioning, Chapter 18 - Striding Edge, Chapter 19 - Besieged, Chapter 20 - Then Who is Loyal? Chapter 21 - The Road Lay Open, Chapter 22 - Virgin Mine, Chapter 23 - Terrible with Banners, Chapter 24 - A Cue Was Missed, Chapter 25 - After the Play.
Cue for Treason: Creative Assignments - in PDF, 1 page from Gulf Islands Secondary School, Salt Spring Island, B.C. Canada. Choose one topic from list and complete a creative assignment.
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:
Cue for Treason Teaching Programme by G. Smith.
Cue for Treason Text Analysis. 13 text analysis exercises:
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.
Five class work exercises on Cue for Treason. Written in Brisbane Australia by G. Smith. Very detailed exercises and include helpful material where relevant such as Journal Responses work sheet.
Outline for Journal Report after reading Geoffrey Trease Cue for Treason (1940). Interest: Impressions/Reactions, Plot, Characterisation, Dialogue, Background/Setting, Trease's Style of Writing, Angle of Narration, Theme, Social Citicism/Critique.
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:
Shakespeare from YouTube, 3:30 min.
Shakespeare: The Times of Shakespeare from YouTube, 3:07 min.
Pulse Victoria - William Shakespeare from YouTube, 4:09 min.
Music Shakespeare Heard: The Carmans Whistle by William Byrd from YouTube, 5:31 min.
Shakespeare's London: Elizabethan Fashion from YouTube, 2:23 min.
Shakespeare: Queen Elizabeth I from YouTube, 2:14 min.
Elizabethan Food from YouTube, 4:20 min.
Elizabethan Era: Fashion & Money from YouTube, 10:02 min.
Elizabethan Age Art with music, from YouTube, 3:29 min.
Elizabethan England from YouTube, 0:35 min.
Elizabeth I's Childhood from YouTube, 9:11 min.
Elizabeth I Learns She Is Queen from YouTube, 2:11 min.
Elizabeth I -- Coronation from YouTube, 4:29 min.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age official Trailer (2007) from YouTube, 2:22 min.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Extended Trailer from YouTube, 5:21 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 1 from YouTube, 10:37 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 2 from YouTube, 10:45 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 3 from YouTube, 10:44 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 4 from YouTube, 9:58 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 5 from YouTube, 9:59 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 6 from YouTube, 9:59 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 7 from YouTube, 9:49 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 8 from YouTube, 9:44 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 9 from YouTube, 9:12 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 10 from YouTube, 9:53 min.
Elizabeth (1998) - Part 12 from YouTube, 8:21 min.
Elizabeth Tudor: The Virgin Queen (1533-1603) from YouTube, 9:18 min.
Hung, Drawn and Quartered -- Treason in Tudor England from YouTube, 1:13 min.
Cue for Treason Book Tour from YouTube, 1:07 min.
Cue for Treason Chapter 20 in stick cartoon from YouTube, 1:57 min.
Cue for Treason Chapter 21 in stick cartoon from YouTube, 1:11 min.
Themes: Worksheet 8: Studying Geoffrey Trease's Cue for Treason. Cue for Treason has several themes: patriotism, loyalty to self, family and companions, risk taking, intrigue, adventure and heroism. Theme 1 Critical worth of Patriotism and loyalty. Theme 2: Celebrating our past: the Elizabethan Golden Age. Theme 3: Attitudes for wartime: Courage in adversity. In Cue for Treason, Trease's social concerns: raise morale of English during Blitz, unify the nation to fight tyranny, novel to celebrate England's unique cultural heritage. Trease's political concerns: expose spies and bring them to justice, reinforce English values against the Nazi threat e.g., democracy, honour the King, the focus of national unity and decency. Includes two sample essays.
Elizabeth I from everything2.com. "Monarch of England and Wales, born 1533, reigned from 1558 until 1603. Nicknamed the Virgin Queen. The second daughter of Henry VIII, Elizabeth came to the throne during a troubled period in England's history ..."
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:
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 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.
Test: Cue For Treason, How Well Do You Know It? Created by shadowflamestress, from quizilla.com.
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."
Cue for Treason as 'histfiction'.
Historical fiction opens windows to hidden worlds. Genre discussion: "In the novels, Cue for Treason (1940) and On a Scaffold High (1993), their authors introduce readers to Elizabethan England as seen through the eyes of the children of the theatre. ... Cue for Treason is told by narrator Peter Brownrigg, a steadfast young son of the soil who must fight to save the Queen. ... Trease is able to provide a fictional adventure while painting a clear picture of country and urban England in the Elizabethan era ..."
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. ...
Practice theme essay questions for the Core Unit: "Intrigue and Integrity" by G. Smith. After reading Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, Geoffrey Trease's Cue for Treason and Gweneth Lilly's On a Scaffold High, write on one of the following topics: How well do Thomas More, Peter Brownrigg and Owen Rhys while embroiled in intrigue and treason retain their moral integrity? "Every age has its heroes." Define what you mean by a hero with reference to your reading this term." ... Site also includes: Model Essay Plans, Sample Student Responses.
Prepare an essay in response to the topic: How much is Cue for Treason a fiction? What are Trease's themes? ... Suggested topics created by G. Smith. Site includes sample student essays: Historical fiction enables us to explore a world we might not have otherwise known by Simon D. Another sample essay on historical fiction by Thomas C., as well as a sample essay on the "Study of the theme of Intrigue and Integrity" by Anthony M.
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 ..."