9780143114628

The Lodger Shakespeare His Life on Silver Street

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143114628

  • ISBN10:

    014311462X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-24
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence in a court case at Westminster-and it is the only occasion on which his actual spoken words were recorded. In The Lodger Shakespeare, Charles Nicholl applies a powerful biographical magnifying glass to this fascinating but little-known episode in the Bard's life. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of sources, Nicholl creates a compellingly detailed account of the circumstances in which Shakespeare lived and worked amid the bustle of early seventeenth-century London. This elegant, often unexpected exploration presents a new and original look at Shakespeare as he was writing such masterpieces as Othello, Measure for Measure, and King Lear.

Author Biography

Charles Nicholl is a historian, biographer, and travel writer. His Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind garnered widespread critical acclaim and has been translated into seventeen languages.

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