A Guide to IUPUI Campus

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now colloquium takes place in the IUPUI Student Center (420 University Blvd, at the Southwest corner of Michigan and University; the University Place Hotel and Conference Center is on the Northeast corner). The Registration table will be outside Room 305 (where the sessions take place) from 9:30am on Friday, April 27, and from 8:30am on Saturday, April 28. The Campus Center Theatre (where the performances will be taking place) is on the basement level.

A map of the campus is available here. The Campus Center code is CE. The University Place Hotel and Conference Center code is IP.


Indianapolis Food & Drink

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now research colloquium is fast approaching, and participants will be arriving in Indianapolis in the next day or two. Most participants are staying at the conference hotel on the IUPUI campus (University Place Hotel, at 850 W Michigan St). Here is a select list of popular bars and restaurants accessible through the hotel’s complementary Downtown/Mass Ave shuttle.

Food ~ Downtown

Osteria Pronto (10 S West Street ~ in the downtown Marriott). Dishes inspired by “authentic regional Italian cuisine”. Celebrated meatballs, antipasti. Weekend brunch also available.

St Elmo’s Steak House (127 S Illinois St ~ adjacent to the Circle Center Mall). One of Indy’s landmark restaurants, home of the supposedly “World Famous St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail”, a better excuse for consuming an extraordinary amount of horseradish. Their sister restaurant, Harry & Izzy’s (153 S Illinois St) has a slightly cheaper price point.

BARcelona Tapas (201 N Delaware St). Authentic Spanish tapas and home to a “Sunday Sangria Brunch Buffet”.

Food ~ Mass Ave Cultural District

Yats (659 Mass Ave). Uber-cheap Cajun Creole, open Mon-Sat until 9pm.

R Bistro (888 Mass Ave). “Fresh, local ingredients, menus that change weekly to take advantage of those ingredients, and a chef/owner with European training.”

Chatham Tap (719 Mass Ave). A bona fide English sports bar. British and local beers on draft. Serves food until midnight.

Bazbeaux Pizza (333 Mass Ave). “Indy’s best pizza since 1986.”


The Ball and Biscuit (331 Mass Ave). Craft beer, retro boutique cocktails and small plates. Open until 3am.

The Lockerbie (631 E Michigan St). A popular local dive bar. Full menu. Open until 3am.

Sun King Brewing Co. (135 N College Ave). Indy’s most successful local brewery. Free tastings Thursday 4-7pm, Friday noon-7pm, Saturday 1-4pm. Walking distance to Mass Ave Cultural District.

The History of Cardenio: Media Roundup

Over the previous week, The History of Cardenio has received considerable press. Here is a selection of articles and reviews from local Indianapolis media:

“Lost” play launches state-of-art IUPUI theater (NUVO)

Review: The History of Cardenio at IUPUI (NUVO)

New IUPUI theater goes back 400 years for re-imagined ‘Cardenio’ (IndyStar)

Reconstructed ‘Cardenio’ Christens IUPUI’s New Campus Center Theater (ArtsAmerica)

the premiere of History of Cardenio is provocate’s theatre pick of the week — maybe the event of the year (Provocate)

Terri Bourus and Gary Taylor talking about The History of Cardenio on Indianapolis NPR affiliate WFYI’s “The Art of the Matter” on April 6, 2012.

An Old-New Play In A Very New Space (Indiana Public Media)

Stay tuned!  We have three more performances to go!

“When is Sex Legal? Rape, Coercion, Bigamy, Mixed-Race Marriage, Transvestism, and Not Being Straight”

A conversation between Dr. Gary Taylor and Dr. Jennifer Drobac, Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

The discussion will be STREAMED LIVE from the IUPUI Theatre at:http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/liveflash.html?filename=Public_Lecture_Campus_Center between 5:20-6:15pm EST today (Friday, April 20, 2012).

Dr. Drobac is the author of SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW: History, Cases, and Theory. She has also published more generally on sexual consent, family law, and AIDS law, and is an award-winning teacher. She will discuss, from a legal perspective, the issues surrounding sexuality, and particularly the sexuality of young people, raised by the Cardenio story.

Dr. Taylor will be approaching the same issues from the perspective of literary history and men’s studies.

The History of Cardenio: Participant Biographies

Chad Andrews received his B.A. in English from Indiana University Kokomo in 2008. He is currently in his first year as a graduate student in English Literature at IUPUI.

Gregory Baum is a PhD candidate in the department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. His dissertation focuses on early English encounters with Don Quijote, moving from the first translation by Thomas Shelton in 1612 through the abridgments and dramatic adaptations that come at the end of the 17th century.

Joyce Boro is an Associate Professor of English at Université de Montréal. Her work focuses on the English reception of Spanish romance. An editor of Lord Berners’s Castell of Love (MRTS 2007) and Margaret Tyler’s Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood (MHRA forthcoming 2012), she has published on translation, Fletcher, and Grisel y Mirabella.

Terri Bourus is director and producer of the IUPUI/Hoosier Bard production of The History of Cardenio and a General Editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare. She is Associate Professor of English Drama in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and has performed professionally as actor, singer, and dancer in New York, San Diego, and Chicago.

Regina Buccola is an Associate Professor of English at Roosevelt University and the Scholar in Residence at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. She is the editor of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Critical Guide and contributor to the Oxford Handbook to the Collected Works of Thomas Middleton.

Joe Cacaci is a co-artistic director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab, as well as the founding director of East Coast Arts, where he produced twenty world premiere plays over seven seasons. Joe co-produced David Mamet’s Obie-winning play, Edmond at the Provincetown Playhouse. He has taught television writing in the graduate program of the Columbia University Film School since 2007. He directed three readings of earlier drafts of Taylor’s Cardenio in 2006-7.

Roger Chartier is Professor at the Collège de France, Directeur d’études at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, and Annenberg Visiting Professor in History at the University of Pennsylvania. He works on the history of the book, publishing, and reading in a perspective that associates cultural history and textual criticism. His latest book translated into English is Inscription and Erasure: Literature and Written Culture from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2007). In the Fall of 2011 he published in French a book entitled Cardenio entre Cervantes and Shakespeare. Histoire d’une pièce perdue (Gallimard).

Lacey Conley is a PhD candidate at Loyola University Chicago and will be completing her degree in March 2012. She received her BA in English from George Mason University in 2005, and her MA in English from University College Cork in 2006. Her research interests include early modern drama, theater history, collaboration, textual criticism, and editorial theory.

Carla Della Gatta is a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama program at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the intersection of contemporary Shakespearean productions and the performance of Latinidad.  She studies bilingual Shakespearean adaptations, the role of Shakespeare Festivals in cultural exchange, and Spanish Golden Age theatre.

Suzanne Gossett is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago and the President of the Shakespeare Association of America. She has worked on both Shakespeare and Fletcher throughout her distinguished career, and she is currently a General Textual Editor of the Norton Shakespeare Third Edition (forthcoming).

Huw Griffiths is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Sydney. His contribution to the forthcoming OUP Quest for Cardenio volume traces Double Falsehood‘s hidden histories of male friendship.

Christopher Hicklin is a Fletcher scholar and Associate Editor of the Early Modern London Theatres website, an international collaborative project by the Records of Early English Drama at the University of Toronto, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London, and the English Department of the University of Southampton.

Adam G. Hooks is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa, where he is also an associate at the UI Center for the Book. His recent publications on Shakespeare and the book trade appear in Shakespeare Survey and the Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare.

Lori Leigh has a PhD in Theatre from Victoria University of Wellington in Early Modern Drama and Gender. Lori has worked on productions and readings of plays both Off-Broadway and regionally, collaborating as a performer, puppeteer, writer, director, and dramaturg. She has recently published on rape and Double Falsehood in the journal Shakespeare and has two chapters in the forthcoming OUP Quest for Cardenio.

Christopher Marino is former Artistic Director of the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and currently Assistant Professor of Acting at Illinois State University. He is also a founding member of the Taffety Punk Theatre Company, which in 2006 performed his adaptation Cardenio Found in Washington D.C. His recent credits include the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Primary Stages, Soho Rep, Village Theatre Company, Mill Mountain Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival and others.

Ben Miele is a third-year PhD Candidate in English at the University of Iowa studying authorship, early modern drama, and the History of the Book.

John V. Nance has taught at St. John’s University in New York City and is currently a PhD student in early modern literature at Florida State University. His article “Gross Anatomies: Mapping Matter and Literary Form” is included in the anthology The Age of Nashe (Ashgate, forthcoming).

Sarah Neville is an Editing Research Associate at IUPUI and an Assistant Editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare. She is a General Textual Editor of the Digital Renaissance Editions and has published in Shakespeare, Shakespeare Bulletin and CNQ. 

Eduardo Olid Guerrero is an Assistant Professor at Muhlenberg College. His current scholarship explores the early modern relationships between England and Spain.

Vimala Pasupathi is an Assistant Professor at Hofstra University. Her work appears in Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama, Modern Philology, ELH, Early Theatre, Shakespeare, and Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers (Forthcoming Ashgate 2012).

Gary Taylor is editor and co-author of The History of Cardenio. A Distinguished Research Professor of English at Florida State University, he is the lead General Editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare project, forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2016. He has also co-edited John Fletcher’s The Tamer Tamed, and was General Editor of OUP’s 2008 edition of The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton. His The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes and the Lost Play is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Ayanna Thompson is Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of English at Arizona State University. She specializes in Renaissance drama and focuses on issues of race and performance. She is the author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage (Routledge, 2008).

The History of Cardenio: Full Colloquium Schedule

Registration: $50/$70 students/non-students

(Includes a ticket to the performance on Friday, April 27, and refreshments and lunch on Saturday, April 28)

To register for the colloquium, please click here.

Friday April 27, 2012

10:00 – 11:30            John Fletcher: Shakespeare’s Last Collaborator (I)

Campus Center 305

Chair: Ayanna Thompson

Respondent: Gary Taylor

  • Lacey Conley, “Professionalizing Fletcher: the Co-authors’ Influence”
  • Chad Andrews, “‘A Tempest in my Stomach’: Management of Ecosystems in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Fletcher and Massinger’s The Sea Voyage

***break for lunch***

1:00 – 2:30            Authorship and Cervantine Adaptation 

Campus Center 305

Chair & Respondent: Roger Chartier

  • John V. Nance, “The Pleasure of Shakespearean Prose in Theobald’s Double Falsehood”
  • Greg Baum, “(Ab)using Cardenio: Thomas D’Urfey’s The Comical History of Don Quixote”
  • Ben Miele, “Step-fathers: Cervantes, Theobald, and the Fictions of Authorship”

***afternoon break***

5:30            Keynote lecture

Campus Center Theatre

  • Gary Taylor, “Working Together: Theater, Collaboration, and Cardenio”

7:00            Performance: The History of Cardenio

Campus Center Theatre

10:00            Post-performance talk-back

Campus Center Theatre

Saturday April 28, 2012

9:00 – 10:15            Cervantes in England

Campus Center 305

Chair:             Gary Taylor

  • Roger Chartier, “Cardenio before “Cardenno”: From Cervantes’ historia to Guillén de Castro’s comedia”
  • Eduardo Olid Guerrero, “Cervantes’ The English Spanish Lady and the history of Elizabeth I in Spain”
  • Joyce Boro, “‘Bum-fidled with a bastard’ or Blessed with a Baby: Fletcher’s The Chances and Cervantes’ novela De la señora Cornelia”

10:15 – 10:45            Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00            John Fletcher: Shakespeare’s Last Collaborator (II)

Campus Center 305

Chair:             Suzanne Gossett

  • Vimala Pasupathi, “Fletcher’s Martial Ethos”
  • Huw Griffiths, “Shall I never see a lusty man again?”: John Fletcher’s Men, 1617-1715″
  • Christopher Hicklin, “Fletcher’s Double Falsehood”

12:00 – 1:00            Catered lunch

1:00 – 2:15            Adaptation from Theobald to the RSC

Campus Center 305

Chair:             Sarah Neville

  • Adam Hooks, “Genuine Shakespeare”
  • Christopher Marino, “Cardenio Found”
  • Carla Della Gatta, “Is Spanishness in the Script? Embodying Duende in The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2011 Cardenio”

2:15 – 2:45            Coffee break

2:45 – 4:00            Theatre as Research: Performing Cardenio

Campus Center 305

Moderator:             Terri Bourus

  • Joe Cacaci
  • Regina Buccola
  • Lori Leigh

***break for dinner***

6:00            Concert: Spanish Guitar Music

Campus Center Theatre

  • John Alvarado, Lecturer, Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI

7:00            Performance: The History of Cardenio

Campus Center Theatre

10:00            Post-performance talk-back

Campus Center Theatre

Graduate CFP has a New Deadline: Abstracts Considered until April 1, 2012

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

April 27, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University

Despite its status as a collaborative play based on an episode in Don Quixote, much of the scholarly work on William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s “lost” 1612 play, The History of Cardenio, has largely focused on Cardenio’s status as a work by Shakespeare alone, with Cervantes’ and Fletcher’s contributions to the text treated as incidental. Fortunately, recent work on the play has begun to redirect attention away from Shakespeare and towards Cardenio’s historical and literary contexts. Such recent scholarship will be presented at a colloquium of renowned Cervantes, Fletcher and Shakespeare scholars that will be held in Indianapolis on April 28, 2012. Confirmed participants include Roger Chartier, Barbara Fuchs, Joe Cacaci, Chris Marino, Suzanne Gossett, Joyce Boro, Vimala Pasupathi, Douglas Lanier, Eduardo Olid Guerrero, Adam Hooks, Christopher Hicklin, Huw Griffiths, and Regina Buccola.

To complement this colloquium of senior scholars, “The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now” graduate colloquium similarly seeks 15-minute papers that broaden current understanding of early modern Anglo-Spanish relations, especially the relationship between Cervantes and English drama, in order to better contextualize Cardenio within the early modern imaginary. Also welcomed are papers that engage with issues of collaboration (particularly those considering the relationship between Fletcher and Shakespeare), adaptation (particularly those considering Lewis Theobald’s Double Falsehood), and performance-based research. Participants in the graduate colloquium on April 27 are encouraged to stay for the April 28 colloquium of senior scholars, several of whom will be available to chair panels in the graduate sessions. Conference participants who arrive on early will be able to attend a free pre-performance lecture by Professor Ayanna Thompson on ”Shakespeare and Race” on April 26.

Both the senior and graduate colloquia take place in conjunction with the premiere of a fullscale production of “The History of Cardenio”, a version of Shakespeare and Fletcher’s play directed by Terri Bourus, an Equity actor and one of the three General Editors of the New Oxford Shakespeare. The text of Cardenio has been reconstructed and re-imagined by Gary Taylor, General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare and the Oxford Middleton, and co-editor of Fletcher’s The Tamer Tamed, or The Woman’s Prize. The production is taking place April 19-28 in Indianapolis, home to a Spanish-speaking population of over 200,000 people. “The History of Cardenio” celebrates the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art, 248-seat, $2.5 million theatre at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a campus which has recently been hailed as one of the top five up- and-coming American universities.

More information about the production is available here.

Abstracts of 300 words, submitted in a .doc or .pdf format, along with a 50 word bio, should be sent to Dr. Francis Connor at fconnor |at| iupui.edu. Review of abstracts begins immediately; abstracts will be considered until April 1, 2012.