The Lodger : Shakespeare on Silver Street

Author(s): Charles Nicholl

Adult Fiction

This edition is out of print as at September 2009. 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". First published 2007.

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  • : 9780141023748
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : July 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 908
  • : English
  • : 822.33
  • : 400
  • : 1 x 16 pp b/w inset
  • : Charles Nicholl