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The lodger : his life on Silver Street, Charles Nicholl

Label
The lodger : his life on Silver Street
Title
The lodger
Title remainder
his life on Silver Street
Statement of responsibility
Charles Nicholl
Title variation
Lodger Shakespeare
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. The case seems routine - a dispute over an unpaid marriage dowry - but it opens an unexpected window into the dramatist's famously obscure life story. Some eight years earlier, we learn, Shakespeare was lodging in the house of a French immigrant family, the Mountjoys, in the Cripplegate area of London. While there he was called on by his landlady to "persuade" the family's former apprentice to marry their daughter." "Charles Nicholl applies a powerful biographical magnifying glass to this fascinating but little-known episode in Shakespeare's life. Marshaling 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 plays such as Othello, Measure for Measure and King Lear, Nicholl also throws new light on the puzzling story of Shakespeare's collaboration with the back author and brothel keeper George Wilkins." "In this subtle and atmospheric exploration of Shakespeare at forty, we see him not from the viewpoint of literary greatness, but in the humdrum and very human context of Silver Street, where to the maid of the house he was merely "one Mr. Shakespeare," renting the room upstairs."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholl, Charles
Dewey number
  • 822.3/3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2907
LC item number
.N53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dramatists, English
  • Cripplegate (London, England)
Label
The lodger : his life on Silver Street, Charles Nicholl
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in Great Britain as The lodger : Shakespeare on silver Street by Allen Lane, a division of Penguin Books Ltd.--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
174138963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670018505
Lccn
2007042553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)174138963
Label
The lodger : his life on Silver Street, Charles Nicholl
Publication
Note
Published in Great Britain as The lodger : Shakespeare on silver Street by Allen Lane, a division of Penguin Books Ltd.--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
174138963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670018505
Lccn
2007042553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)174138963

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