The Lodger Shakespeare by Charles Nicholl audiobook

The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street

By Charles Nicholl
Read by Simon Vance

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200137657

  • ISBN: 9798200137640

  • ISBN: 9798200137664

Runtime: 9.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The prose moves steadily along, eschews gush, jargon and digression, and generally inspires confidence. This is the voice of a man who knows his stuff. A pro. The Washington Post
“The prose moves steadily along, eschews gush, jargon, and digression, and generally inspires confidence. This is the voice of a man who knows his stuff. A pro.” Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Nicholl

Author Bio: Charles Nicholl

Charles Nicholl is an internationally acclaimed author who has written biographies, including Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind, as well as books on history and travel. His book The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography and the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award for nonfiction. His Somebody Else: Arthur Rimbaud in Africa was awarded the Hawthornden Prize.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English