La entretenida by Miguel de Cervantes: A Digital, Annotated Edition and an English Translation (The Diversion)

This edition presents a new perspective on Cervantes as a dramatist, and incorporates features that will be of interest to academics, theatre practitioners and translators alike. It is the result of AHRC-funded collaborative research carried out at King’s College London, within the Out of the Wings project, by John O’Neill of the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and a team from the Department of Digital Humanities led by Paul Spence.

The edition presents four versions of the Spanish text that allow different views of the punctuation and spelling (facsimile, modern spelling transcription, ed. O’Neill and unpunctuated), together with an English translation, by John O’Neill.

With performance in mind, the verse is presented in a way that clearly displays the poetic form, while the Performance Information and Track Character menus provide useful information about what is happening on stage.

Various indices (names, places, occupations, specialist terminology, sub-languages, proverbs and performance) and a Google Map of places mentioned help to contextualize the play.