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THE LODGER SHAKESPEARE His Life on Silver Street

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Simon Vance

Biography & Memoir • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

More effectively than a time machine, this extraordinary nonfiction book, expertly read by Simon Vance, transports listeners to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London and the life of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is 40, writing his great plays, and living in rented London lodging during the theater season. When he gives evidence in a court case, his actual words are taken down and stored away for hundreds of years. Enter historian Charles Nicholl, who uses them, along with countless other dusty documents, to re-create the era and Shakespeare’s milieu. Vance gives verve to the excellent writing. Occasional touches of foreign and regional accents add color. And he paces the text and copious historical and literary quotations perfectly. This is a book that one wants never to end. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1400106288 $34.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1400156283 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1400136285 $55.99 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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