The 10 Greatest Lost Treasures in the World

The History of Cardenio


For those of you who don’t know, ‘The History of Cardenio’ is a lost play from Shakespeare. The play is supposed to be centered on a character from the novel ‘Don Quixote’. There is evidence regarding the existence of this play, including a list of plays performed by Shakespeare’s acting company dating back to May 1613. In the 18th century, a man named Lewis Theobald claimed to have found a copy of this play, improved it and turned it into a play called ‘Double Falsehood’. Even if that were true (some people think that it is), we still don’t have the original play from Shakespeare himself.

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