The Lodger : Shakespeare on Silver Street Paperback
In 1612 Shakespeare gave evidence at the Court of Requests in Westminster - it is the only occasion his spoken words are recorded.
The case seems routine - a dispute over an unpaid marriage-dowry - but it opens up an unexpected window into the dramatist's famously obscure life-story.
Charles Nicholl applies a powerful biographical magnifying glass to this fascinating episode in Shakespeare's life. Marshalling evidence from a wide variety of sources, including previously unknown documentary material on the Mountjoys, he conjures up a detailed and compelling description of the circumstances in which Shakespeare lived and worked, and in which he wrote such plays as Othello, Measure for Measure and King Lear.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, 1 x 16 pp b/w inset
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/07/2008
- Category: Shakespeare studies & criticism
- ISBN: 9780141023748
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