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The Lodger

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One Mr Shakespeare that laye in the house.' 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.

Item details

Author(s):
Nicholl, Charles
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713998903
ISBN-13:
9780713998900
Number of pages:
377
Publisher:
Allen Lane

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One Mr Shakespeare that laye in the house.' 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.

Author(s):
Nicholl, Charles
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713998903
ISBN-13:
9780713998900
Number of pages:
377
Publisher:
Allen Lane

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