'Lost' Shakespeare Play Opens Campus Center Theater

Actors perform 'lost' Shakespeare play, The History of Cardenio.

A campus theater years in the making and a play years in the re-making took center stage this April with performances of the much-anticipated play as the inaugural show in the state-of-the-art theater at the IUPUI Campus Center.

The IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and Hoosier Bard Productions presented the “lost” play The History of Cardenio, by William Shakespeare and his younger contemporary John Fletcher, re-created and re-imagined by Florida State University Professor Gary Taylor and directed by IUPUI Associate Professor Terri Bourus. The History of Cardenio was inspired by episodes in the literary masterpiece by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, first translated into English in 1612.