The Lodger : Shakespeare on Silver Street, Paperback

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
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780141023748



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