Don Quixote (Oberon Plays)

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Follow the dramatic tale of the ingenious gentleman of La Mancha, Don Quixote and his comic adventures over land, sea and air in the search for an idealised world. Accompanied by his loyal sidekick, Sancho Panza, and inspired by stories of daring deeds, Don Quixote sets out to recreate an imaginary world and to convince his family, friends, and all he meets of its reality. But this is no ordinary journey as he gallops through seventeenth century Spain encountering a host of fantastical characters including ...
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Overview

Follow the dramatic tale of the ingenious gentleman of La Mancha, Don Quixote and his comic adventures over land, sea and air in the search for an idealised world. Accompanied by his loyal sidekick, Sancho Panza, and inspired by stories of daring deeds, Don Quixote sets out to recreate an imaginary world and to convince his family, friends, and all he meets of its reality. But this is no ordinary journey as he gallops through seventeenth century Spain encountering a host of fantastical characters including star-crossed lovers, an army of giants, a cross-dressing priest, a royal duchess and even the devil himself. Voted as the greatest novel ever written in a world-wide poll of writers, this wildly theatrical adaptation brings together director Josep Galindo (Homage to Catalonia) and writers Pablo Ley (Homage to Catalonia) and Colin Teevan (How Many Miles To Basra?), to explore the life of this mythical comic hero.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840028027
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Oberon Plays for Young People Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born on September 29, 1547 in Spain. After some studies in Madrid, Miguel became a soldier at the age of 21. In 1571 he took part in the battle of Lepanto. While returning from military service, Miguel was kidnapped by Barbary pirates and enslaved in Algiers for five years. After several escape attempts, he was eventually ransomed and returned to Spain in 1580. Five years later Miguel entered the civil service, working as a tax collector and government purchasing agent. However, literary success eluded the author until the publication of Don Quixote in 1605.
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