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  • The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street | Charles Nicholl

    The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Nicholl
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence at the Court of Requests in Westminster - providing us with the only surviving record of his spoken words. 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 but neglected episode in Shakespeare's life.

  • The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street | Charles Nicholl

    The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Charles Nicholl
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    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.

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