Collaborative play writing/Cardenio

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The following text is based on Double Falsehood (1727) by Lewis Theobald, an adaptation of the lost "The History of Cardenio" by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare (1613). Only a small part of the original version of the play, perhaps 1%, sounded like either of the 17th century authors. The purpose of the project is to make it more Shakespeare-like, or at least more Fletcher-like. At the present moment, the entire play has been redone and sounds much more like an 17th century work. The names of most of the characters have been changed back to the original version of the story, namely the Cardenio episodes (chapters 24, 27, 28, 29, and 36) in Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote" (1605 and 1615).

Cardenio

Dramatic characters (14)

Cardenio

Luscinda

The duke of Osuna

Fernando, his elder son

Rodrigo, his younger son

Violante

Bernardo, father to Luscinda

Camillo, father to Cardenio

Fabian, Camillo's brother

Giraldo, servant to Fernando

Ancianida, duenna to Violante and then Luscinda

Master of the goats

A goatherd

Laurencia, an abbess


Servants


SCENE. The province of Andalusia in Spain

TIME: Early 17th century


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