The Lodger - Shakespeare On Silver Street

Charles Nicholl's account of a little-known episode of William Shakespeare's life.

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20071128

The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

Charles Nicholl's account of a little-known episode of William Shakespeare's life.

3/5.

In 1604 Shakespeare lodged in the house of Frenchman Christopher Mountjoy and his wife Marie, suppliers of headgear to the royal family.

Read by Imogen Stubbs.

20071129

In 1604 Shakespeare played a major role in the betrothal of his landlord's daughter to a young French apprentice.

The play on which he was working bore an uncanny similarity to the events unfolding in his lodging house.

20071130

The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

Charles Nicholl's account of a little-known episode of William Shakespeare's life.

5/5.

At the height of his career, Shakespeare collaborated with George Wilkins, a victualler who appears to have run a somewhat disreputable establishment in the heart of London.

The themes of their real lives seem to have surfaced in their work.

Read by Imogen Stubbs.

0120071126

In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence at the Court of Requests in Westminster in a case concerning an unpaid marriage dowry.

Read by Imogen Stubbs

0220071127

Shakespeare is 40 years old and and at the peak of his profession.

But to the maid, he is purely Mr Shakespeare who lodges in the house.