Taylor’s <i>The History of Cardenio</i> in Wellington

David Lawrence

in The Quest for Cardenio

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641819
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191749025 | DOI:
Taylor’s The History of Cardenio in Wellington

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This chapter discusses the May 2009 performance of Gary Taylor’s adaptation of Double Falsehood as The History of Cardenio, directed by David Carnegie and Lori Leigh in Wellington, New Zealand. It is a critical review looking at how the production realized the requirements of the text, with primary focus on the performances of the actors playing the two central couples in the play, but also considering the staging, design, costuming, and audiences’ reception of the production.

Keywords: Gary Taylor; History of Cardenio; review; directing; performance; thrust staging; Lords’ Room; reception

Chapter.  2100 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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