A fictional parenthesis has opened: Lady Mary maintains that she has entered Turkey, and the bagnio
itself, unchanged and fully dressed.
The BAGNIOS OF ALGIERS and THE GREAT SULTANA: Two Plays of Captivity.
Miguel de Cervantes published Los banos de Argel [The Bagnios of Algiers] and La Gran Sultana [The Great Sultana] in Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses nuevos, nunca representados (1615).
While Fuchs's primary critical focus has been less on dramatic than on narrative genres--although, with Aaron Ilika, she has given us the gift of new translations of two of Cervantes' neglected plays, The Bagnios
of Algiers and The Great Sultana--she has often commented perceptively on English Renaissance theater.
Having lived in Algiers, Morgan would have seen returning corsairs with their booty and hapless captives, drudging along the streets to the bagnios
Cruickshank's own specialist knowledge provides descriptions of the bagnios
and of the speculative buildings where ill-gotten gains could be had.
There were all sorts of hostelries and stores, liveries, an opulent opera house, bagnios
and other pleasure palaces, and, naturally, a thriving cemetery on Boot Hill.
The bottomless pit encompasses us on one side, and stews and bagnios
on the other.
Languishing in the Algerian bagnios
from which he tried to escape four times, Cervantes could reflect on the morisco counterparts to his Arab and Turkish captors, not to mention the opportunistically zealous renegades, converts from Christianity who often did not compare favorably with his compatriot (forced) converts from Islam.
THE BAGNIOS DE ALGIERS and THE GREAT SULTANA: Two Plays of Captivity.
This civic function of shame problematizes the Captain's captivity by conferring upon it an affirmative quality through which shame is paradoxically the source of and solution to his trials in the bagnios
Situated next to the inns and palaces of Andalucia and Castilla, the soldiers' barracks of Naples, and the dank bagnios
of North Africa were islands filled with "barbaros," gold, and human sacrifice.