Young love - a rape - a stab in the back. Can redemption be possible?
Cocky Lord Henriquez has second-son syndrome. Sick of courtly life and full of youthful idealism, he runs away to find the ‘real’ world - but all too soon his rash impulses draw him and all those around him into a complicated web of love, lust and betrayal.
Cardenio began life as a subplot in Cervantes’ Don Quixote which Shakespeare and Fletcher wrought into a play. When fire destroyed the original manuscript in 1808, only a corrupt 1727 reworking by Lewis Theobald remained. Now, after years of mystery and debate, Dr Bernard Richards, Fellow Emeritus of Brasenose College, Oxford , has traced the play’s origins to work this critically acclaimed reconstruction.
C³, venue 50, Brodie’s Close, Lawnmarket
0845 260 1234
6-28 August, 5:25 pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
Following a sell-out Devon tour, Cardenio comes to Edinburgh with TACT, the Cambridge University company founded for the promotion of innovative and problematic theatre.
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