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Preparing a Scholarly Annotated Translation of Miguel de Cervantes's plays, THE BAGNIOS OF ALGIERS and THE GREAT SULTANA
Barbara Fuchs, University of Pennsylvania

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The Bagnios of Algiers and The Great Sultana: Two Plays of Captivity (Book)
Title: The Bagnios of Algiers and The Great Sultana: Two Plays of Captivity
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Editor: Aaron Ilika
Editor: Barbara Fuchs
Abstract: Best known today as the author of Don Quixote—one of the most widely read novels in the Western tradition—Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) was a poet and a playwright as well. Shortly before his death he published a collection of his later plays before they were ever performed. With their depiction of captives in North Africa and at the Ottoman court, two of these, "The Bagnios of Algiers" and "The Great Sultana," draw heavily on Cervantes's own experiences as a captive, and echo important episodes in Don Quixote. They are set in a Mediterranean world where Spain and its Muslim neighbors clashed repeatedly while still remaining in close contact, with merchants, exiles, captives, soldiers, and renegades frequently crossing over between the two sides. The plays provide revealing insights into Spain's complex perception of the world of Mediterranean Islam. Despite their considerable literary and historical interest, these two plays have never before been translated into English. This edition presents them along with an introductory essay that places them in the context of Cervantes's drama, the early modern stage, and the political and cultural relations between Christianity and Islam in the early modern period.
Year: 2010
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Publisher: U. of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780812242096
Translator: Aaron Ilika
Translator: Barbara Fuchs