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SEDERI Yearbook 2015, 25

Author: María José Mora

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SEDERI Yearbook ISSN: 1135-7789 sederiyearbook@yahoo.es Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies España Mora, María José The casting of Sancho in Durfeys.
The Comical History of Don Quixote, Parts I-II (1694) SEDERI Yearbook, núm.
25, 2015, pp.
155-167 Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies Valladolid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=333543052008 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative The casting of Sancho in Durfeys The ComÍcal Hístoryof Don Quíxote, Parts 1---(1694) María José Mora Universidad de Sevilla, Spain ABSTRAer Thomas Durfeys The ComicaI History of Don Quixote, Part I and Part II were produced by the United Campany in May-]une, 1694.
As was customary practice, the central characters were taken by the same actors in both plays.
The signal exception was the character of Sancho, which in Part 1 was given to Thomas Doggett, a junior but already popular comedian, and in Part II to old Cave Underhill, who had been acting since the reopening of the theatres in 1660.
The reasons for this change seem to be related to the disputes between the managers and actors on the matter of salaries.
Textual evidence suggests that, as he was writing the second part, Dllrfey may not have been certain who would final1y play Sancho.
Meta-theatrical al1usions show that at one point he had Doggett in mind, but eventual1y revised the dialogue to introduce jokes that were specifical1y targeted for the older comedian. KEYWORDS: Thomas Durfey; The Comical History of Don Quixote; casting practices; Thomas Doggett; Cave Underhill; restoration drama. Thomas Durfeys The Comical History of 0011 Quixote, Part 1 and Part II were performed in quick succession...





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