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squalid

dirty; filthy

wry

twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure

feign

pretend; fake

solicitous

caring

concocted

made up

sanguine

cheerfully optimistic or positive

constable

a police officer

ironic

unexpected

putrid

foul-smelling or rotten

sumptuously

lavish in size and splendor

ruthless

having no compassion or pity

lenient

not strict; generous

sobersides

a person lacking exaggeration

acquiantance

a person whom one knows of

ample

of large size or amount

masquerading

to wear a mask or disguise

countenance

appearance or facial expression

beckoned

to signal or summon by waving or nodding

Widge

Main character/narrator, 14 years old, orphan, apprentice, obedient, independent

MIstress MacGregor

Orphanage caretaker, overburdened, usually nice until she lost her temper

Dr. Bright

Doctor of Physick (medicine), Widge's first master, not affectionate, developed charactery, sneaky, stole sermons.

Falconer

Traveler for Simon Bass, scary looking, cold, gruff, bold, forceful, persistent, actually Simon Bass in disguise

Simon Bass

Widge's second master, mild looking, calm, straightforward, trying to steal Master Shakespeare's plays

Mr. Pope

Lord Chamberlain's player, Discovered Widge behind the theater, takes Widge in and gives him shelter and food, Fatherly figure, cares a lot for his boys' welfare

Mr. Heminges

Lord Chamberlain's player, Hires Widge into the company, Stutters, friendly

Sander

Lord Chamberlain's player, Widge's roommate in Mr. Pope's house, Good-natured, friendly, sensitive

Mr. Shakespeare

Writer, director of the plays, played the ghost in Hamlet, Private man, very busy, but friendly

Nick

Lord Chamberlain's player, Queen in Hamlet, Drunk, self-centered, lazy, conniving, arrogant

Mr. Armin

Lord Chamberlain's Company Fencing Master, Falconer and Widge met him when Falconer pushed him in the ditch, kills Falconer

Mr. Phillips

Lord Chamberlain's Company Stage Manager, Have not learned much about Mr. Phillips, but appears to be friendly

Julian/Julia

Lord Chamberlain's player, Ophelia, Friendly, rather sensitive feelings, good-hearted, turns out to be a girl, rather pretty

Exposition

beginning of story, introduction to plot and main characters

Climax

Turning point of the story

Resolution

conclusion where all loose ends are wraped up

Adverb

modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb

Adverb Questions

how? where? when? and to what extent?

Comparative Adverbs

compares two objects, uses -er or more

Superlative Adverbs

compares one object to many, uses -est or most

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