Cardenio Online Hubbub Tuesday, June 3, 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?

“I think it would be fun to do it as a ghost story, where the characters enter a haunted inn and are possessed by the characters from the other story and forced to play out the ghosts’ story in order to work out their own.” -Elizabeth H.

“I could imagine it being more of a Canterbury Tales type of play, in which they all meet in the mountains and the one fellow (forget his name, the shirtless one) tells his story.  That would allow for a play within a play, but also would allow for fun contributions from the “audience” on stage who is watching his performance of the story.  Then the exciting ending could still be there as well.” -jeff k.

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