Cardenio archive?In 1611, a play was submitted to censor with no definitive author. Several characters were unnamed and there was no title. The plots within were adapted from episodes of Cervantes' Don Quixote, and in the 1990s, the palaeographer Charles Hamilton attested that this play was the lost Shakespeare, Cardenio. This is an indelible and disturbing play that deals with obsession, amorality, suspicion and, ultimately, revenge.' The play The Double Falsehood was an adaptation of a lost play by Shakespeare, based on the story of Cardenio in Cervantes' Don Quixote. Such a play, by Shakespeare and John Fletcher, was first performed in 1612. This year RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran has completed a masterful piece of literary archaeology and attempts to reconstruct the extraordinary story of Cardenio, the subject of Fletcher and Shakespeare's lost play. In 1986, the Swan Theatre opened with Shakespeare and Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen. Now 25 years later, to celebrate the re-opening of the Swan Theatre, Gregory Doran once again directs a rediscovered play on which these two writers collaborated.


Olly Rix, Maya Barcot, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Christopher Chilton, Liz Crowther, Nicholas Day, Christopher Ettridge, Christopher Godwin, Michael Grady-Hall, Alex Hassell, Felix Hayes, Matti Houghton, Simeon Moore, Harry Myers, Pippa Nixon, Chike Okonkwo, Timothy Speyer


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director: Gregory Doran
Design: Niki Turner
Sound: Martin Slavin
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
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Cardenio (Play) production archive for QTIX code T785926906. Details of all Cardenio archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01920963358

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