Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Lodger- Shakespeare, His Life On Silver Street

I received this book as a birthday present, and I have to say that if you'd told me ahead of time that someone could take a few court and church records, a few spoken sentences from Will Shakespeare's mouth to court recorder's quill, and weave a entire book out of it, I'd have said that either the result would either be hopelessly dull or so heavily fabricated as to define logic.

However- and I'll admit to being only part of the way through, Charles Nicholl has done a nice job of taking the facts, and painting not a story but a period, and placing the actors on life's stage.

I recommend it if you're interested in Shakespeare of 17th century England.

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