The Renegado is one of the most shamelessly entertaining plays of its age, fetching its inspiration from a number of works by Cervantes, based on his own experiences as a captive in Algiers. Introducing the eroticized captivity narrative to the English stage, Massinger's tragicomedy combines it with the long-popular romance motif of a Christian hero's conquest of an exotic princess. But even as it indulges in romantic fantasy, The Renegado engages with contentious issues of national and international politics, offering a ...

The Renegado 2010, Bloomsbury Academic, New York

ISBN-13: 9781904271611

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The Renegado 2010, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781408125182

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