At a glance:
- Author: Charles Nicholl
- First Published: 2008
- Type of Work: Literary biography, literary history
- Time of Work: 1603-1612
- Setting: London
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Authors or writers, England or English people, Seventeenth century, Drama or dramatists, Shakespeare, William, or Shakespearean plays
- Locales: Europe
When he turned forty in 1604, William Shakespeare was lodging in the house of a London merchant who made “tires”: decorative headwear for the aristocracy, members of the upper middle class, and, very likely, theater companies. According to The Lodger Shakespeare by Charles Nicholl, Shakespeare stayed for a season or two before moving. Eight years later, he gave a deposition in a lawsuit brought against his former landlord. Ironically, the playwright whose verbal memory has long amazed critics said he could not recall the terms of an agreement about which he was...
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