Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama: Double Falshood; or, The Distrest Lovers: A Play, as it is Now Acted at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, Written Originally by W. Shakespeare

Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama: Double Falshood; or, The Distrest Lovers: A Play, as it is Now Acted at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, Written Originally by W. Shakespeare

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Double Falshood was staged at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane at the end of 1727, and the following year Lewis Theobald (1688-1744) published the text, which was reprinted several times. Theobald was an energetic editor who translated Sophocles' Electra and Aristophanes' Plutus for performance in London, wrote and edited many other dramatic works, and caused great controversy in literary circles with his Shakespeare Restored (1726), a critique of Pope's edition. Scholars have debated for nearly three centuries to what extent, if at all, Double Falshood derives from a lost play by Shakespeare, as Theobald claimed. There is now widespread agreement that it is the only surviving version of Shakespeare and Fletcher's Cardenio, which was based on episodes from Cervantes' Don Quixote and is known to have been performed in 1613. Interest generated by the play's partial acceptance into the Shakespearean canon has also led to modern revivals.


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Author(s)
William Shakespeare, Lewis Theobald
Format
Paperback | 86 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 5mm | 120g
Publication date
16 Aug 2012
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises
ISBN10
1108019528
ISBN13
9781108019521
Bestsellers rank
2,541,695