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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


Public Controversy and Intellectual Dissent, 1949–72

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the conservatism that continued to dominate Irish society during the 1950s and the shift that began to take place in the course of the 1960s. It assesses Butler's efforts to ... More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


‘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


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


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


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


Cardenio and the Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare Canon

Edmund G. C. King

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/9780199641819.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter revisits the question of why Double Falsehood/Cardenio never became part of the Shakespeare canon. Looking at the reception of Double Falsehood in the late 1720s, it argues that the play ... 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


‘Whether one did Contrive, the Other Write,/Or one Fram’d the Plot, the Other did Indite’: Fletcher and Theobald as Collaborative Writers

Tiffany Stern

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/9780199641819.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter raises questions about Shakespeare and his two ‘collaborators’ on Cardenio/Double Falsehood, Fletcher and Theobald. It looks first at early modern habits of collaborative writing, ... More


Looking for Shakespeare in Double Falsehood: Stylistic Evidence

MacDonald P. Jackson

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/9780199641819.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter assesses stylistic evidence for supposing that Lewis Theobald’s Double Falsehood had its basis in at least one manuscript descended from the Cardenio known to have been performed by the ... 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


The Culture of Scholarship in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The relationship between eighteenth-century Shakespearian textual criticism and its classical and scriptural relatives has sometimes been approached from a rather misleading angle. Some attention has ... More


The Idea of a Settled Language and the Instability of Gentlemanly Editing

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Lewis Theobald remarked, only half ironically, that Shakespeare's text was sufficiently corrupt for him to stand ‘in the Nature of a Classic Writer’, and hoped that what classical textual critics had ... More


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