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Greenblatt on Cardenio
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0644  Thursday, 27 September 2007

[1]	From: 		Hannibal Hamlin <
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	Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 09:01:54 -0400
	Subj: 		Re: SHK 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio

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	Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 12:26:24 -0400
	Subj: 		Re: SHK 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio

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	Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 21:03:15 +0100
	Subj: 		Re: SHK 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio


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From: 		Hannibal Hamlin <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 09:01:54 -0400
Subject: 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio

One always risks exposing one's ignorance in asking public questions, 
but then if one doesn't, how is one to learn?

Can anyone elaborate on these fragments of Cardenio that survive?  What 
are they, where are they, and how long have they been known?

Hannibal Hamlin
Associate Professor of English
The Ohio State University
Book Review Editor and Associate Editor, Reformation

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Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 12:26:24 -0400
Subject: 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio

 >Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt and playwright
 >Charles Mee have joined forces to produce a midsummer
 >comedy of love based on Cardenio, a play by Shakespeare
 >that was lost soon after its first performance. Fragments
 >survive,

What fragments?  Does this refer to "Double Falsehood"?

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From: 		Peter Bridgman <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 21:03:15 +0100
Subject: 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0636 Greenblatt on Cardenio

 >Fragments survive, which Greenblatt and Mee have woven into a
 >contemporary reconstruction of the story, now set at a wedding party
 >on the terrace of a villa in the Umbrian hills.

I wasn't aware there were any fragments.  Have these been teased out of 
the 1728 play 'Double Falsehood'?

Having recently finished Edith Grossman's excellent translation of 
Quixote, I must say that the only dull section in the whole 940 pages 
was the Cardenio story.  I wonder what WS saw in it.

Peter Bridgman

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