Episode 120:

The lost years of Shakespeare’s early life have given space for some myths and legends to grow over the centuries, before we can trace a few facts of his early life in London.

The myth of Shakespeare and the Crab-tree.

The myth of Shakespeare the deer slayer.

Nicholas Rowe – the first editor of Shakespeare.

The Queen’s men in Stratford.

The myth of Shakespeare’s early days in London.

Was Shakespeare’s first London home in Shoreditch?

Tracing Shakespeare’s moves through London via tax records.

London in the late 15th century.

The ‘upstart Crow’ comment

Shakespeare’s growing popularity with the Henry 6th plays and others.

Shakespeare the poet: Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.

Shakespeare finds a patron – The Earl of Southampton

The formation of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and Shakespeare’s part in it.

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