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The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

David Carnegie and Gary Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Celebrating the quatercenary of publication of the first translation of Don Quixote, this book addresses the ongoing debates about the lost Jacobean play The History of Cardenio, based on Cervantes, ... More


Genre and Countergenre: Age of Iron, Pamela, and Don Quixote

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that the sheer inventiveness of Coetzee's exploration of the relationship between an ‘ethics of alterity’ and the situation of South African politics has been misunderstood due to ... More


Four Characters in Search of a Subplot: Quixote, Sancho, and Cardenio

Gary Taylor and John V. Nance

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter pursues conjectures by earlier scholars that the Jacobean play The History of Cardenio contained a subplot, traces of which survive in Lewis Theobald’s Double Falsehood, which is ... More


Don Quixote and Shakespeare’s Collaborative Turn to Romance *

Valerie Wayne

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Based upon evidence that English dramatists were aware of the popularity of Don Quixote as early as 1607 and had some access to it before Shelton’s translation was published in 1612, this chapter ... More


The Friend in Cardenio, Double Falsehood, and Don Quixote

Huw Griffiths

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Double Falsehood is a story of love, but also of loss. Theobald’s play alters many details from the assumed source of the original, the Cardenio narrative in Cervantes’s Don ... More


The Embassy, The City, The Court, The Text: Cardenio Performed in 1613

Gary Taylor

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on the two known Jacobean performances of Cardenio. It provides new documentary evidence that one performance took place at the Aldermanbury home of Sir John Swinnerton, Mayor of ... More


Restoring Double Falsehood to the Perpendicular for the RSC *

Gregory Doran

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the theatrical challenges of reimagining Double Falsehood/Cardenio for production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where Gregory Doran, the author, is the Chief Associate ... More


‘May I be metamorphosed’: Cardenio by Stages

Terri Bourus

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter traces how Taylor’s ‘creative reconstruction’ of The History of Cardenio has been tested and developed in performance, from the first publicly performed reading at New York’s Public ... More


A History of The History of Cardenio

Gary Taylor

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter re-examines and reinterprets key seventeenth-century documents concerning The History of Cardenio and its relationship to Cervantes, Fletcher, Shakespeare, Beaumont, the King’s Men, ... More


Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Diana de Armas Wilson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160052
eISBN:
9780191673764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160052.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Two sets of related issues prompt this study: the birth of the New World in European consciousness and the rise of the Cervantine novel in Spain. The conquest, exploration, and colonization of the ... More


Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Anthony Close

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book relates Cervantes' poetics of comic fiction to the common framework of assumptions, values, and ideas held by Spaniards of the Golden Age about the comic and the kinds of writing which ... More


Introduction: Novel Genres, Novel Worlds

Diana de Armas Wilson

in Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160052
eISBN:
9780191673764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160052.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Cervantes's novels came into being in the age of, and under the sign of, imperial Spain. This book discusses how the cross-cultural contacts that Colombus inaugurated in the Indies – exploration, ... More


The Americanist Cervantes

Diana de Armas Wilson

in Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160052
eISBN:
9780191673764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160052.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter surveys the role of the New World, from 1492 to 1616, in both Cervantes's writing projects and his personal history. His novels respond to the events precipitated by Spain's ultramarine ... More


The Novel as ‘Moletta’: Cervantes and Defoe

Diana de Armas Wilson

in Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160052
eISBN:
9780191673764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160052.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the idea that Cervantes's Persiles provided the ‘germ’ of Robinson Crusoe. Aiming for coevolutionary histories of the novel as alternatives to evolutionary ones, it focuses less ... More


Jewels in the Crown: The Colonial War Epic

Diana de Armas Wilson

in Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160052
eISBN:
9780191673764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160052.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter addresses America's first epic, Alonso de Ercilla's La Araucana, a long narrative poem about Spain' s conquest of Chile that Cervantes periodically quarried for his writings. Ercilla is ... More


Introduction

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to provide a historical understanding of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' poetics and practice of comic fiction. It contends that ... More


Basic Values of Comedy and Satire

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the basic values of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' poetics of comic and satirical fiction. It highlights Cervantes' corrective and regulatory attitude towards other ... More


The Prologue to Don Quijote Part I and its Implications

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the prologue to Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote and how he is distinct from his contemporaries. It argues that Cervantes' insistence on appropriateness in ... More


The Truth of the History I: Relevance and Rhetorical Pitch

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the principle of decorum is the foundation of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' theory and practice of comic fiction. Decorum was one of the salient qualities that ... More


The Truth of the History II: Making Present

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter contends that the concept of ‘la verdad de la historia’ or the truth of the history, which is thematic in Don Quixote, contains the essence of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' ... More


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