Greg Doran talks about his RSC Cardenio

24th May 2011

Greg Doran, director and RSC associate - photo, Ellie Kurttz

Greg Doran. Photo: Ellie Kurttz


Director and RSC associate Greg Doran tells Heather Neill about his “reimagined” adaptation of John Fletcher and Shakespeare’s Cardenio (RSC), which was based on a story in Cervantes’s Don Quixote, and explains why it is more than just an example of historical research. Recorded at the RSC offices, Stratford-upon-Avon, 24 May 2011.

We started looking at how to supply these missing scenes because the story is very strong and the characters are terrific – the most difficult scene was the rape or seduction of Dorotea.