The Lodger Shakespeare

The Lodger Shakespeare

His Life on Silver Street

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
A historical account of Shakespeare's participation in an 1612 court case involving an unpaid marriage dowry offers insight into the bard's obscure private life, in a recording that draws on a wide variety of sources to piece together the environment in which such plays as "Othello," "Measure for Measure," and "King Lear" were written.

Ingram Publishing Services
Acclaimed author Charles Nicholl presents a brilliantly drawn detective story with entirely new insights into Shakespeare's life. With evidence from a wide variety of sources, Nicholl creates a compelling, detailed account of the circumstances in which Shakespeare lived and worked during the time in which he wrote such plays as Othello, Measure for Measure, and King Lear.
Acclaimed author Charles Nicholl presents a brilliantly drawn detective story with entirely new insights into Shakespeare's life.In 1612, William Shakespeare gave evidence in a court case at Westminster; it is the only occasion on which his actual spoken words were recorded. The case seems routine&;a dispute over an unpaid marriage dowry&;but it opens an unexpected window into the dramatist's famously obscure life. Using the court testimony as a springboard, acclaimed nonfiction writer Charles Nicholl examines this fascinating period in Shakespeare's life. With evidence from a wide variety of sources, Nicholl creates a compelling, detailed account of the circumstances in which Shakespeare lived and worked during the time in which he wrote such plays as Othello, Measure for Measure, and King Lear. The case also throws new light on the puzzling story of Shakespeare's collaboration with the hack author and violent brothel owner George Wilkins. In The Lodger Shakespeare we see the playwright in the daily context of a street in Jacobean London: "one Mr. Shakespeare," lodging in the room upstairs. Nicholl is one of the great historical detectives of our time and in this atmospheric and exciting book he has created a considerable rarity&;something new and original about Shakespeare.

Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor, p2008
ISBN: 9781400156283
Branch Call Number: MP3BK 822.33 NIC
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 9 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at FVRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top