Shakespeare on Silver Street
By (author) Charles Nicholl
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Lodger by Charles Nicholl
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141023748
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Nicholl
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, Paperback (September 2015)
William Shakespeare and his contemporaries helped create not only a new kind of theatre but also a new form of language. In an age of religious and political warfare, they found expression for what it means to be human. In this book, the author explains that Shakespeare belonged to a talented group of writers, poets and dramatists.
Leonardo Da Vinci, Paperback / softback (April 2007)
In this widely acclaimed biography, Charles Nicholl uncovers the man behind the myth of the "Renaissance master," tracing the journey from an illegitimate child in Tuscany to his service with some of the most powerful families of Renaissance Europe.
Reckoning, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by Charles Nicholl
In 1593, the brilliant and controversial young playwright, Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house officially in a quarrel over the bill. Tracing Marlowe's shadowy political and intelligence dealings, the author uncovers critical new evidence about that fatal day.
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Author Biography - Charles Nicholl
Charles Nicholl is a historian, biographer and travel writer. His books include The Reckoning (winner of the James Tait Black prize for biography and the Crime Writers' Association 'Gold Dagger' award for non-fiction), A Cup of News: the life of Thomas Nashe, Shakespeare and his contemporaries (Natural Portrait Gallery insights series) and Somebody Else: Arthur Rimbaud in Africa (winner of the Hawthornden Prize). His most recent book was the acclaimed biography, Leonardo da Vinci: The Flights of the Mind, which has been published in 17 languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has lectured in Britain, Italy and the United States.
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