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The Lodger Shakespeare - His Life on Silver Street

Charles Nicholl

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

9h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

31:48


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:38


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

19:33


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

21:12


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

30:46


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

06:32


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

26:48


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

09:50


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

18:59


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

17:21


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

35:33


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

16:19


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

24:33


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

20:24


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

15:43


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

07:53


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

13:25


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

16:37


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

11:23


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

22:09


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

08:41


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

32:40


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

11:12


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

12:16


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

20:08


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

16:03


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

17:13


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

11:16


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

10:22


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

00:26