The Creation and Re-Creation of Cardenio

Performing Shakespeare, Transforming Cervantes

  • Editors
  • Terri Bourus
  • Gary Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Cervantes, Fletcher, Shakespeare, and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terri Bourus
      Pages 197-217
    3. Ayanna Thompson
      Pages 227-234
  3. The History of Cardenio, 1612–2012

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Gary Taylor
      Pages 237-240
    3. John Fletcher, William Shakespeare, Gary Taylor
      Pages 241-316
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 321-329

About this book


Did Shakespeare really join John Fletcher to write Cardenio, a lost play based on Don Quixote? With an emphasis on the importance of theatrical experiment, a script and photos from Gary Taylor's recent production, and essays by respected early modern scholars, this book will make a definitive statement about the collaborative nature of Cardenio.


history of literature prose stage William Shakespeare

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