Living with Shakespeare: Saint Helen's Parish, 1593-1598

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In the 1590s, Shakespeare was working with and writing for the Lord
Chamberlain’s Men at The Theatre, Shoreditch while he was living in the parish
of St. Helens, Bishopsgate Street. Living with Shakespeare examines his parish,
church, locale, neighbours and their potential influences on his writing--
from the radical ‘Paracelsian’ doctors, musicians and public figures--to the
international merchants who lived nearby. Packed with new discoveries from
difficult-to-access manuscript records this book reveals the parish’s complex
social, religious, political and neighbourly intersections and influences.
Taking a section of Shakespeare’s life, (c. 1593–1598), as he evolved from new
‘arriviste’ in London to established theatre professional, the book examines the
100 or so families who lived in his parish and demonstrates how their interests,
work and connections formed part of the background environment that
Shakespeare probably borrowed from as he reworked existing stories. These
people form a fascinating story, which sheds new light on the influences that
shaped a great writer as he finished Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
and The Merchant of Venice and began to re-establish his family name, status
and reputation.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Binding: Hardback
Author: Geoffrey Marsh
Date Published: 2021
Pagination: 352p

SKU: 9781474479721