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 El trato de Argel, Los baños de Argel, El gallardo español, and other captivity plays and writings
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Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses

Captivity plays

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Date: 1580-1615

Original Language: Spanish

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Five of Cervantes’s 11 extant full-length plays bring onstage Christian captives in Muslim lands. These include: El trato de Argel (one of two early plays of undisputed attribution); La conquista de Jerusalén por Godofre de Bullón (another early play widely believed to be by Cervantes); and three of the eight plays he collected for publication…

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Childers, William P., “ El trato de Argel, Los baños de Argel, El gallardo español, and other captivity plays and writings”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_31025>



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