Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0605. Thursday, 8 August 1996.
Date: Wednesday, 07 Aug 96 20:00:20 EDT
The recent question about Shakespeare living with French people reminds me of
something I read, see below, but which raises other questions.
Sylvie Chevalley, now retired archivist at the Comedie Francaise library, in
1965 put together a monograph on William Shakespeare in which M.T.
Jones-Davis's section on Shakespeare's life says that in 1613 he bought a house
in London and also says that before then he apparently just rented a room in
the London, either south of the Thames or north of the City with a French
Huguenot family, the Mountjoy family. No documentation for these statements is
provided, as though they are such common knowledge.
Does anyone know specifics about what this information is based on?