perchance to dream (giveaway!)

If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember how much I loved Lisa Mantchev’s Eyes Like Stars. Now the second book in her Théâtre Illuminata series, Perchance to Dream, is set to release on May 25, 2010.

Act Two, Scene One

Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.

Enter BERTIE AND COMPANY

But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the protective walls of the Thèâtre, nothing goes as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between—

Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate, now in mortal peril.

Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air spirit whose true motives remain unclear.

When Nate is kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess, only Bertie can free him. She and her fairy sidekicks embark on a journey aboard the Thèâtre’s caravan, using Bertie’s word magic to guide them. Bertie’s dreams are haunted by Nate, whose love for Bertie is keeping him alive, but in the daytime, it’s Ariel who is tantalizingly close, and the one she is falling for. Who does Bertie love the most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save her once she enters the Sea Goddess’s lair?

It sounds like quite an adventure, yes? I have an Advance Reader’s Copy of Perchance to Dream (I’ll be posting my review soon!). I also have a paperback copy of Eyes Like Stars that I *could* part with. I think this sounds like a…CONTEST! Winner will get the ARC of Perchance to Dream AND the paperback of Eyes Like Stars if they don’t have it already. And I may include some random fairy-sparkly goodness. Just because.

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To enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me the name of your favorite play or other dramatic work.

Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on May 20 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.

Good luck!

49 comments:

Bookie said...

My favorite is Othello. Thanks for the contest.

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Caroline said...

Wow thanks for the contest !!

My favorite play is The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

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Cheers!

sRy_ said...

Mine is 'Romeo and Juliet'...
Thanks for this lovely contest ^_^

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jpetroroy said...

Mine is Shakespeare's Richard III.

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SRMcEvoy said...

Titus

Mel said...

Meet Me In St. Louis is my favorite play...partially because I love Judy Garland and the movie they made of it and partially because I was in this play in high school :)

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Breezelynn said...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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carolsnotebook said...

What a great contest. I have to go with A Midsummer Night's Dream, too.

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooooooooo good question. Midsummer Nights :)

FUN idea btw :)
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Clover said...

My favourite is probably A Midsummer's Night Dream! What a fab giveaway!

fredamans said...

My favorite play is HMCS Pinnafore, since I was in it as a child.

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Iffath♥Ahmed said...

Mine has to be Romeo and Juliet! :)

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Nevey Berry said...

My favorite plays are "Mid Summer's Night Dream" and "Hamlet".

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JL said...

This is a great contest idea. I'm a big fan of operas. My favorites would have to be Madame Butterfly and Aida.

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Anonymous said...

Shakespeare's too oft neglected Two Gentlemen of Verona would be mine :)!

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Misty said...

I think my favorite character might be Ophelia from Hamlet, though I also weirdly have a soft spot for Captain Shotover from Heartbreak House...

Misty
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donnas said...

My favorite is A Midsummer Nights Dream. And has been ever since I saw a live version of it. Was just fantastic.

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misskallie2000 said...

We have had some good shows come to our area but to me the local theaters (3 cities) have some of the best talent I have seen. The Sound of Music was awesome, Annie was unbelievable, Showboat was out of this world. From the youngest to the oldest these preformers are awesome.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

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elizabeth said...

My favorite is Romeo and Juliet!

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Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Awesome awesome contest! I loved Eyes Like Stars. I actually just finished reading it last week, and have dubbed it my favorite read of 2010 (so far). I can't wait to read Perchance to Dream :)

I've never seen a play before other than school plays, but I'd have to say Romeo and Juliet, Leonardo DiCaprio style (lol, I don't even like HIM!). Every time it's on I find myself glued to the screen though.

Thanks again for the fantastic contest, your awesome!

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Jenny N. said...

My favourite play is probably Othello.

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Margay said...

This is a great contest - I haven't read either books yet, but I want to. My favorite play is definitely Romeo and Juliet.

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Robin K said...

Romeo and Juliet for me as well!

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brizmus said...

I LOVE that Oscar Wilde opera that I can never remember the name of. About the woman who is, like, a princess or something, and she has a lover who is locked in the basement of the castle, and in the end she makes out with his decapitated head. Grrr, why can't I remember the name of it?!? it is FABULOUS!

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allisonrocks said...

My favorite play would be Wicked because I've read the book and the songs are really catchy and fun to sing along to.
Allison T.
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Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Taming of the Shrew! Love it :)

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Llehn said...

My fav is MacBeth.

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Anonymous said...

MY favorite is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (best high school production ever to be put on in all of forever!!!)

The name's Jordan E.

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BleuMoon said...

Great contest! I haven't read either book but they sound wonderful! For a classic play that I love it would have to be "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for a fun show that I love to see and enjoy I would have to go with "Into The Woods" I love the mashup of the fairy tales - Thanks!

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Bianca said...

Oh this is a fantastic giveaway! I LOVE theatre and would the chance to win PTD!

Since, I'm always always going to plays and musicals its really hard for me to choose an all time favorite, so I'll pick my favorite that I've seen THIS year.

John Lennon & Me was an amazing show I saw at a high school back in February. Dealt with a girl living with cystic fibrosis. Made me cry.

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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
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One of my favorites is The Taming of the Shrew due to the subtle comedic overtones :)

I've not read either of these books, but they sound great & many thanks for the giveaway!

Mandy said...

I actually loved Hamlet when I read it was back in 5th grade. I wish to read it again (:
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Justine said...

Wow, amazing contest! And hmm, I'm actually reading Hamlet in English right now. And it's pretty darn good. I'd have to go with that. :)

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Ruth said...

Phantom of the Opera! No contest.

I've been wanting to read "Eyes like stars" since I first heard of it - and it has such a beautiful cover! For some reason I've never bought it myself, but would still love to read it! :)

And a comment at my blog phyntosia.blogspot.com will always reach me. :)

Violet said...

Much Ado About Nothing is my favorite play. Beatrice & Benedick FTW! :)

I loved Eyes Like Stars & can't wait to read Perchance to Dream! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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throuthehaze said...

MacBeth
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pointy star said...

I would have to say Les Misérables as my favorite play. But I might be biased since my school did a performance just showed it a few weeks ago and some of my friends were in it. :P

Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

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Kristen said...

I'd have to say my favorite is Othello.

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Kate said...

Great contest. I would have to say my favorite is Twelfth Night.

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Sullivan McPig said...

My favourite play (which is also made into a movie) is 'Twelve angry men', although I must say that 'Pygmalion' scores very high as well.

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Kate said...

My favorite play is the Comedy of Errors. I played Luce once and I wore a fricken awesome costume!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Aleksandra said...

My favorite is "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I loved Eyes Like Stars!
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Aubrey said...

Oh picking my favorite play would be REALLY hard! I'm going to skip musicals and just do plays...

Um...The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible...I really love plays!

I am SO excited for this book!

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Steve Capell said...

With out an doubt my favorite is Caught In The Net By Ray Cooney. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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Anna ♥ said...

I love Romeo and Juliet! So beautiful and romantic. :D

Anna ♥
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Brittany said...

I love A Midsummer Night's Dream! It's definitely my favorite.

-Brittany
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deltay said...

As cliche as it may sound, I adore Romeo & Juliet. Simply brilliant. Ibsen's Hedda Gabler is pretty awesome as well. Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, which echoes of Romeo & Juliet a fair bit, is quite beautiful as well. Oops, that's more than one ;)

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BookMac said...

Romeo and Juliet all the way. So many great songs about the two, and argueably the best love story of all time, what's not to love?

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