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The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street

ISBN: 9780143114628, Title: The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street
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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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  • Publisher:Penguin Books
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009
  • ISBN-13:9780143114628
  • ISBN-10: 014311462X