Cardenio Online Hubbub Friday, May 16, 2008: Your Cardenio

As part of the Cardenio project, Stephen Greenblatt has given support to companies around the world for them to produce their own adaptations of the Cardenio story from Cervantes’ Don Quixote. If you were to adapt the story, what would your play be?

“Same story, but it would be set in Hollywood during the 1920’s and the setting and characters would be patterned on the Beverly Hills mansion Pickfair and the relationship between Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford.” -GeorgeC

“I think it might be fun if Camilla were Camillo.  I’d love to see a nice straight boy like Cardenio end up falling in love with him.  (As for Anselmo–well, if someone has to be a latent heterosexual, it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!)” -History Boy

“[A couple] forced into marriage due to an unplanned pregnancy.” -Zelda

“A post modernist jazz fusion rock opera and modern dance piece. It would involve a combo of lets say, oh, three keyboardists playing an electric organ, electric piano, and electric clavinet, at least one guitarist, two electric basses one being fretless, a trumpet, alto and tenor saxophones and a drummer and percussionist, for good measure. It would be totally epic, and set in the 70s, but not ironically, awesomely.” -Mike H.

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