Originally Posted by bfisher
I am just starting "The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street" by Charles Nicholl. It describes what he was doing around the year 1612, when he was working on "Measure For Measure" and "King Lear".
It's quite good so far.
Now that I'm midway into it, I see it is more about the doings of Shakespeare's landlady
Lots of detail about everyday live and high fashion in early Jacobean London. Still interesting enough, if only for being amazed about the number of references Nicholl can find in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama to female headresses.