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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


Malone’s Double Falsehood *

Ivan Lupić

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/9780199641819.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses the marginal notes Edmond Malone made in his copy of the second issue of the 1728 edition of Double Falsehood. Malone’s observations are placed in the context of other ... More


A Select Chronology of Cardenio

David Carnegie

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/9780199641819.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This select list provides in tabular form the key dates relating to Cardenio and Double Falsehood, from the first performance by the King’s Men in 1613, to professional theatre productions in New ... More


Introduction

David Carnegie

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/9780199641819.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introduction describes the structure of the book and the arguments of each contributor. It also outlines the main questions around the lost play Cardenio: was it really by Shakespeare and ... More


Exploring The History of Cardenio in Performance

David Carnegie and Lori Leigh

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/9780199641819.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses what was learned by the two directors of the first full production of Gary Taylor’s ‘creative reconstruction’ entitled The History of Cardenio. Performed at Victoria University ... More


After Arden

Brean Hammond

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/9780199641819.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the reaction to the publication, in March 2010, of the Arden edition of Double Falsehood. It takes into account discussion in the press and in the ‘blogosphere’, as well as ... More


Transvestism, Transformation, and Text: Cross-dressing and Gender Roles in Double Falsehood/The History of Cardenio

Lori Leigh

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/9780199641819.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the cross-dressing role for the female character Violante in Double Falsehood, based on episodes in Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote, and asks whether this heroine’s theatrical ... More


Nostalgia for the Cervantes–Shakespeare Link: Charles David Ley’s Historia de Cardenio

Ángel-Luis Pujante

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/9780199641819.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the changes effected in the Spanish translation of Double Falsehood (1987, repr. 2007) by its translator Charles David Ley. On the one hand, Ley replaced the Theobald title with ... More


Will the Real Cardenio Please Stand Up? Richards’s Cardenio in Cambridge

Richard Proudfoot

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/9780199641819.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This review addresses the bold adaptation of Theobald’s Double Falsehood under the title Cardenio by Bernard Richards that was staged by students of Queens’ College, Cambridge, in March 2009. The ... More


Theobald Restor’d: Double Falsehood at the Union Theatre, Southwark

Peter Kirwan

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/9780199641819.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In January 2011, MokitaGrit produced the first professional production of Double Falsehood since the eighteenth century. This review pays particular attention to the implications of producing Double ... 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


Can Double Falsehood Be Merely a Forgery by Lewis Theobald?

Richard Proudfoot

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/9780199641819.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter rejects the allegation, current since 1728, that Double Falsehood is Theobald’s original composition, masquerading as Shakespeare. Connection with the plays written by Shakespeare and ... More


Theobald’s Pattern of Adaptation: The Duchess of Malfi and Richard II

David Carnegie

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/9780199641819.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter analyses Lewis Theobald’s adaptations of two early modern plays that survive in their original form, with the intention of providing evidence of the kind of treatment he might be ... More


Reimagining Cardenio

Bernard Richards

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/9780199641819.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is an account by Bernard Richards of the writing of his acting version of Cardenio, which was put on at Queens’ College, Cambridge, various theatres in Devon, and the Edinburgh Festival ... More


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