The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street

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Penguin, Feb 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

Like spending an evening with a chatty Elizbethan-history geek. I would adore spending an evening with a chatty Elizabethan-history geek, so I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Mileage will vary. Read full review

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User Review  - JeffV - LibraryThing

Surprisingly little is known about one of history's greatest, and most prolific, playwrights, William Shakespeare. There have been attempts (Bill Bryson wrote a good one) to summarize what we know and ... Read full review

Contents

1 PLEADINGS
2 DEPOSITIONS
DEPOSITION OF JOAN JOHNSON
DEPOSITION OF DANIEL NICHOLAS
DEPOSITION OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
SECOND DEPOSITION OF DANIEL NICHOLAS
DEPOSITION OF WILLIAM EATON
DEPOSITION OF GEORGE WILKINS
DEPOSITION OF NOEL MOUNTJOY
SECOND DEPOSITION OF CHRISTOPHER WEAVER
SECOND DEPOSITION OF NOEL MOUNTJOY
DEPOSITION OF THOMAS FLOWER
3 ARBITRATION
4 OTHER DOCUMENTS
1 COLLECTIONS
2 books AND ARTICLES

DEPOSITION OF CHRISTOPHER WEAVER

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About the author (2009)

Charles Nicholl is the author of nine books of history, biography, and travel, including the highly regarded The Reckoning. He has presented two documentaries for British television and has lectured in Britain, Italy, and the United States.

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