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Curtain Call Willow Rosenberg is disappointed when her best friend Buffy, aka the Chosen One, decides to drop drama class in order to concentrate on her Slaying. Willow decides to stick with the class on her own, however, and this once-shy wallflower is pleased to find herself way bitten with the acting bug. It's no surprise to Buffy and the Scoobs, then, when Willow Curtain Call Willow Rosenberg is disappointed when her best friend Buffy, aka the Chosen One, decides to drop drama class in order to concentrate on her Slaying. Willow decides to stick with the class on her own, however, and this once-shy wallflower is pleased to find herself way bitten with the acting bug. It's no surprise to Buffy and the Scoobs, then, when Willow decides to pitch in with the drama club's latest production. Of course, Sunnydale being Hellmouth Central, Willow soon discovers a link between drama and magick; in fact, many ancient Greek performances were actually invocations to the Gods. Spike, who in his pre-vamp days had been a great patron of the arts, confirms this fact. He "also" takes an unusual level of interest in Willow's extracurricular activities. When strange paranormal occurrences -- and the appearance of a ghost or two -- threaten Willow's safety, the witch starts to wonder if it isn't time to exit, stage left....


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Curtain Call Willow Rosenberg is disappointed when her best friend Buffy, aka the Chosen One, decides to drop drama class in order to concentrate on her Slaying. Willow decides to stick with the class on her own, however, and this once-shy wallflower is pleased to find herself way bitten with the acting bug. It's no surprise to Buffy and the Scoobs, then, when Willow Curtain Call Willow Rosenberg is disappointed when her best friend Buffy, aka the Chosen One, decides to drop drama class in order to concentrate on her Slaying. Willow decides to stick with the class on her own, however, and this once-shy wallflower is pleased to find herself way bitten with the acting bug. It's no surprise to Buffy and the Scoobs, then, when Willow decides to pitch in with the drama club's latest production. Of course, Sunnydale being Hellmouth Central, Willow soon discovers a link between drama and magick; in fact, many ancient Greek performances were actually invocations to the Gods. Spike, who in his pre-vamp days had been a great patron of the arts, confirms this fact. He "also" takes an unusual level of interest in Willow's extracurricular activities. When strange paranormal occurrences -- and the appearance of a ghost or two -- threaten Willow's safety, the witch starts to wonder if it isn't time to exit, stage left....

30 review for These Our Actors

  1. 4 out of 5

    innae

    An enjoyable enough story, and the authors found the voices for Willow, Spike and Dru -- I question everyone else, but those were the main characters for this story anyway. It centers around Willow's Drama class (the one Buffy had to drop when she needed to take care of Dawn and actually get a job, in addition to being The Chosen One) and the story of how William became Spike. It jumps between Sunnydale in 2000 and London 1880. I enjoyed the London story a bit more, as it was the Spike story (and An enjoyable enough story, and the authors found the voices for Willow, Spike and Dru -- I question everyone else, but those were the main characters for this story anyway. It centers around Willow's Drama class (the one Buffy had to drop when she needed to take care of Dawn and actually get a job, in addition to being The Chosen One) and the story of how William became Spike. It jumps between Sunnydale in 2000 and London 1880. I enjoyed the London story a bit more, as it was the Spike story (and I do so love him...even now) It took a little bit for the stories to get going, and to weave into each other, but when they did, the last 100 pages of the book read like lightning flashes. I would recommend this book to Buffy fans, specifically those who liked Will and Spike.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dark-Draco

    I can't resist a Buffy novel! And one focusing on Willow and Spike - not your usual combination of heroes, but it kind of worked. I absolutely loved the premise of the story. It focuses on the history of the theatre - that the first 'plays' were actually rituals used to summon Gods and spirits. Although over the years the power has been diluted, using the correct incantation can do the same thing. Willow discovers this while taking a drama class at Uni, where she comes under the influence of a I can't resist a Buffy novel! And one focusing on Willow and Spike - not your usual combination of heroes, but it kind of worked. I absolutely loved the premise of the story. It focuses on the history of the theatre - that the first 'plays' were actually rituals used to summon Gods and spirits. Although over the years the power has been diluted, using the correct incantation can do the same thing. Willow discovers this while taking a drama class at Uni, where she comes under the influence of a professor - one that Spike knew a long, long time ago. Sadly, I don't think the author's did the concept justice. The chapters set in Ye Olde London, when Spike was still human, were completely distracting and a waste of time. Buffy fans will know his back story and new readers don't really need to know it in quite so detailed a way, as it only really impacts on the modern day situation towards the end ... and I guessing that most readers would have guessed who the professor is long before the big reveal! The chapters set in the modern era were full of fun and adventure, just like a TV episode. It was good to see Willow get her own story, and it sort of fitted in with the series it's set against. I loved the fact that she was so angry about getting a fake 'A' when she wanted a fake 'A+' - so Willow! But the ending, for me, was mangled. The big showdown happened in half a chapter and even though I read it twice, I'm not sure that I got it. Something seemed to have been missed out or maybe it was just so anti-climatic. I mean, I don't even know what happened to the professor - I guess our heroes won, but I'm not sure who! I can't help thinking that if the authors had dropped some of Spike's back story, there would have been more room for a more satisfying ending. That said, it was still an enjoyable read and any visit to the Buffyverse is worth doing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jim C

    A book based on the television series. This isn't your typical media tie-in book as the titular character is not part of the book as she makes several short cameos. This book deals with Willow and Spike. This book explores two different storylines and meshes them at the end. The first story is Willow enrolls in a drama class and she notices that something is amiss. The second storyline is the exploration of Spike becoming a vampire and his first weeks as being a vampire. This was explored during A book based on the television series. This isn't your typical media tie-in book as the titular character is not part of the book as she makes several short cameos. This book deals with Willow and Spike. This book explores two different storylines and meshes them at the end. The first story is Willow enrolls in a drama class and she notices that something is amiss. The second storyline is the exploration of Spike becoming a vampire and his first weeks as being a vampire. This was explored during the show but this book goes into more detail. The highlight of this book was Spike's story. The author did a great job with the characters of Spike, Angelus, Dru, and Darla. I really enjoyed depth of the story and how each character was portrayed esp. Angelus. Even though it was Spike's story, it was Angelus calling the shots. There is one minor problem with this plot. It contradicts with facts that was later explored on the show. I am going to guess this wasn't the author's fault. Maybe this novel was written before the episode was aired. If you can get by this discrepancy, this particular plot was very enjoyable. The Willow story was decent and I liked how it was eventually weaved in with Spike's story. The problem and which forced me to lower my rating from four stars to three was the ending. It was very abrupt and lackluster. I had to read it twice because I thought I missed something. A shame too that the last five pages brought down my enjoyment. This was a nice foray into this universe. Fans of Spike or Willow will especially enjoy this book as they take center stage. I recommend only reading this book if you have prior knowledge of this universe.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my absolute favorite television show so naturally I took up reading the novels to explore new stories with my favorite characters. This book is by far my favorite of the media tie-ins from the series. First of all, I love that the book is from Willow's perspective. In season five, Willow and Tara did not have as big of a role that they did the season before or as they did in the season after so it was nice to hear about their relationship. Also, Willow references Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my absolute favorite television show so naturally I took up reading the novels to explore new stories with my favorite characters. This book is by far my favorite of the media tie-ins from the series. First of all, I love that the book is from Willow's perspective. In season five, Willow and Tara did not have as big of a role that they did the season before or as they did in the season after so it was nice to hear about their relationship. Also, Willow references taking a drama class in the season four finale "restless" but on the show, there were no actual scenes of her in the class. I always wondered what she would have been like in a drama class so the book sort of gives the fans a chance to experience that, even though it never ended up in the show. I thought the plot was very strong and the theatre references to famous plays and playwrights added a layer of credibility to the story. Over all, I wish this actually was an episode of Buffy because I would have loved to see it. The author did a good job of making the characters sound and feel as they did on the show while also making it clear that the book was a separate entity.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ceejay

    This is a really great Buffy the Vampire Slayer book. This is a really great horror novel. Some of the Buffy books, as enjoyable as they are, tend to be formula novels. The plot that Ashley McConnell and Dori Koogler came up with is quite unique. Willow is the main chaaracter in the modern day part of the tale, and Spike is the main charater in the part of the story that takes place in the late 1800's in London.I refuse to deal with spoilers, so I can't give too much of the plot away. Willow's This is a really great Buffy the Vampire Slayer book. This is a really great horror novel. Some of the Buffy books, as enjoyable as they are, tend to be formula novels. The plot that Ashley McConnell and Dori Koogler came up with is quite unique. Willow is the main chaaracter in the modern day part of the tale, and Spike is the main charater in the part of the story that takes place in the late 1800's in London.I refuse to deal with spoilers, so I can't give too much of the plot away. Willow's part of the story deals with a theater course she's taking at college. Spike's part of the story deals with a good deal of his life before,and right after becoming a vampire. Have no fear, because like all good English novels, the separate stories will blend together. I highly recommend this novel! With a little tweak here and there, this book could be released again as a straight horror novel. Do give it a try!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Spoiler...I didn't like how they changed part of Spike's history. He didn't kill Cecily as far as Buffy History goes. If he did, she wouldn't have been on the show as Helfrek (I know that's spelled wrong, but you know who I mean.) Its obvious in the show that when Helfrek shows up at Buffy's birthday party that no one can leave that she is Cecily from Spike's past. Even in the comic books they keep to that, Helfrek tells Spike that Cecily was just a creation to get at the people from his group, Spoiler...I didn't like how they changed part of Spike's history. He didn't kill Cecily as far as Buffy History goes. If he did, she wouldn't have been on the show as Helfrek (I know that's spelled wrong, but you know who I mean.) Its obvious in the show that when Helfrek shows up at Buffy's birthday party that no one can leave that she is Cecily from Spike's past. Even in the comic books they keep to that, Helfrek tells Spike that Cecily was just a creation to get at the people from his group, to pay some Vengeance...being a Vengeance Demon and all. I know writers have the right to write what they want...but I don't like when they change some of the show's history. Its not that had to go along with it, is it?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Georgina

    Although the writers understood the characters and the dialogue was realistic enough, the storyline left a lot to be desired! It was great the way it flitted between Spikes past as a new vampire in London, to modern day UC Sunnydale but the story was somewhat fragmented and not fully formed and this meant the ending was not much of a 'battle' or a 'fight'. The ending was disappointing and the whole book ended up feeling quite convoluted, the only redeeming feature was the insight to Spikes first Although the writers understood the characters and the dialogue was realistic enough, the storyline left a lot to be desired! It was great the way it flitted between Spikes past as a new vampire in London, to modern day UC Sunnydale but the story was somewhat fragmented and not fully formed and this meant the ending was not much of a 'battle' or a 'fight'. The ending was disappointing and the whole book ended up feeling quite convoluted, the only redeeming feature was the insight to Spikes first few weeks as a vampire and the dialogue was an honest representation of each character! 3 out of 5 stars from me!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    It was okay, but I was actually a little disappointed with this book. The characters were well written and in line with the tv show. Spike is one of my favourite characters and I enjoyed the background on him, in fact for me I enjoyed the flashbacks better than the present day storyline! I found the book seem to finish rather abruptly and I am not quite sure how it was resolved. I also found the way it was written with one chapter in the present and the next in the past a little annoying! I was It was okay, but I was actually a little disappointed with this book. The characters were well written and in line with the tv show. Spike is one of my favourite characters and I enjoyed the background on him, in fact for me I enjoyed the flashbacks better than the present day storyline! I found the book seem to finish rather abruptly and I am not quite sure how it was resolved. I also found the way it was written with one chapter in the present and the next in the past a little annoying! I was just getting into certain parts when you got flung easy from it. 3 stars and definitely not one of the better Buffy books.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Randy

    A very different kind of Buffy book...meaning I think the word Buffy is only printed 10 times or so. This book is 100% Willow and Spike! Which at first I was annoyed with, but it worked out well. I recommend to any big Spike fan as it gives a lot of background on his character. My only complaint about this book was how quickly the big evil ended after 300 pages of build up. But good over all.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bryn

    When I first read this book, I was a big Spillow shipper, so to read a book featuring their interaction was awesome. But the thing I really loved most about this book was the interperatation of that scene from "Fool for Love" with William and Cecily... you gotta read it, if only for that part.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Good Spike & Willow novel. The ending didn't make sense, it felt rushed. Spike's backstory was slightly wrong, but still a good novel.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Baker

    awesome!!!!!!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    bluetyson

    isbn,original

  14. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    This is a really great example of a media tie in. It is mostly very well written and the characterisation is consistent with the show. Fantastic plot- i'd recommend to Buffy fans.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amy Bodine

    Eh, it was a fun read and better written than some Buffy trade paperbacks. The ending was anticlimactic for me.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mansi

    It would've been better if they had stuck to the William (aka Spike) and Drus shizz.. not Willow and Tara shizz... XD

  17. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    It's okay. It's got some cute stuff and I like Spike getting into the acting thing. But the follow-through has problems.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dori Koogler

    Well, I wrote part of it, so I'm prejudiced.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Cool idea for this one

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dylan

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lanae Oquin

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kirsten Chappell

  23. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Mckee

  24. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Pohl

  25. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

  26. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Smallman

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Phillips

  29. 5 out of 5

    Hope

  30. 5 out of 5

    SuerteEncantada

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