Don Quixote has inspired almost endless representations from virtually publication. The iconography of the work of Cervantes is part of the popular imagination. There are numerous references in drawings and paintings as well as countless theatrical, radio and film adaptations.
PEÑARANDA DE DUERO (BURGOS), 09/11/1972.- Mexican actor Mario Moreno “Cantinflas” (c) dressed as Sancho Panza, signs an autograph to a young admirer during the first day of filming of the movie “Don Quixote Rides Again” of director Roberto Gavaldón, that has taken place in the palace of the Conde de Miranda, in the Burgos town of Peñaranda de Duero
PEÑARANDA DE DUERO (BURGOS) 09/11/1972.- Actor Fernando Fernán Gómez during a break in the filming of the movie “Don Quixote Rides Again” a Mexican-Spanish coproduction directed by Roberto Gavaldón whose filming began today in the Burgos town of Peñaranda de Duero. The Spanish artist, who plays Don Quixote, shares the prominence with actors Mario Moreno “Cantinflas” and María Fernanda D’Ocon who play Sancho Panza and Dulcinea respectively.
Valdemorillo (Madrid) 5-28-1990.- Filmmaker Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón films for TVE the +Quixote+ about some scripts signed by Camilo J. Cela. The series, produced by Emiliano Piedra, will have a first part of six episodes and a second one of seven or eight that will direct Mario Camus. In the picture, Gutiérrez Aragón with actor Alfredo Landa playing Sancho and Fernando Rey as Quixote.
TOLEDO, 02/04/05.- The National Prague Black Theatre performs for the first time in the Rojas Theatre in Toledo the staging “Impressions of Don Quixote 1605-2005”, where for the first time the company add to their plays the use of words. In the picture, some of the actors during the dress rehearsal.
Granada, 05.25.05.- A cabezudo of Don Quixote during the parade of the “Tarasca”, where a mannequin dressed following this season’s fashion riding a dragon accompanied by giants and big heads, announces by the streets of the center of Granada the beginning of the important days of the festivity of the Corpus Christi 2005.
CITY OF MEXICO (MEXICO).- A giant Quixote of ten meters high, made by the artisans of the city Nezahualcoyotl, in the state of Mexico, has been installed in fron of the National Palace of the Mexican Capital, to show it to children going to school who visit this old building seat of the old Mexican presidents .
HAVANA (CUBA), 09/25/05.- The Cuban theatre group “El Mirón Cubano” presents a play “Of the weird and anachronist adventure of Don Quixote in an island of the Caribbean and other events…” in a park of Havana during the closure ceremony of the XII Theatre Fest in Havana(Cuba) celebrated today, Sunday 25th of September.
Bilbao, 11/16/2005.- The ingenious gentlemen Don Quixote of La Mancha talking to a passenger of a cercanías train of RENFE. Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza have opted in Bilbao to let their rides rest and ride a Renfe Cercanias Train instead to tell their tale to the travelers of the lines that join the capital from Biscay to Santurtzi, Muskiz and Orduña. From past Monday 14th of November until next Friday the 25th, the two most famous characters of Spanish literature will liven up mornings for the users of Renfe, an initiative that will commemorate the IV centenary of the publishing of the notable work of Miguel de Cervantes.
Almagro 11/21/05.- Today opened in the Corral de Comedias of Almagro the I International Congress of Young Readers of the Quixote, where students from high school of several autonomies and six countries among them Argentina, Morocco, Bulgaria and Luxemburg. In the image, an actor playing Quixote during the opening act in the Corral de Comedias of Almagro.
Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), 12/03/2005.- The theatre group “Els Comediants” represent the show ‘The Praise of Folly’ by the streets of the old quarter of Alcalá de Henares to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the title of the title of World Heritage Site given by the Unesco to this town hall in 1998, and the end of the Quixote year.
Madrid, 04.23.06.- A Hindu woman , during the closure act of the X Continuous Lecture of the Quixote of the Fine Arts Circle, in Madrid, 48 hours after that the voice of the last Cervantes Prize, Mexican Sergio Pitol, began the tale of the adventures of the ingenious gentleman at six o’clock last Friday afternoon.
SUCHITOTO (EL SALVADOR), 07/02/06.- The figure of “Don Quixote of La Mancha” of the sculptor from El Salvador Alfredo Farfán, built with different parts of cars is displayed today, Sunday 2nd of July, in the central square of the city of Suchitoto, 43 kilometers north from the capital, to commemorate the 148 years of the founding of the city.
EL CAIRO (EGYPT) 04/23/08 Moment of the play of Ali al-Zibaq, performed by the members of the Wamba Egyptian group, that are trying to recover and spread this old Egyptian art. The El Cairo Cervantes Institute has celebrated today the International Book Day with a traditional Egyptian theatre of shadows and puppets to bring together both shores of the Mediterranean with an art that Miguel de Cervantes already depicted in “The Quixote”.
ALMAGRO (CIUDAD REAL), 07/03/2012.- Actor José Sacristán, playing Don Quixote’s role and Fernando Soto (r) playing Sancho’s, during the play of “I am Don Quixote de la Mancha”, of the Metropolis Theatre Company of Madrid, the play will start the 35th International Classic Theatre Fest next Thursday, 5th of July, in the Ancient Renaissance Universtity in the town from Castile La Mancha
LIMA (PERU) 11/12/2013.- Two inmates of the Miguel Castro Castro prison dressed as the Quixote(l) and Sancho Panza (2nd-l) play pieces of the Spanish novel “The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha” today, Tuesday 12th of November 2013, in Lima (Peru). The play is part of a campaign of the Penitentiary National Institute (INPE) to encourage reading among the inmates, in the beginning of the campaign named “The book as an extension of imagination”. “What we want is to encourage reading among the inmates and for society to take part and donate (books)” told Efe the chief of INPE, José Luis Pérez Guadalupe.
RIO DE JANEIRO, 02/08/2016 .- Samba school Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel during the first day of the parades of the samba schools of the special group, in the samba catwalk of today, Monday 8th of February 2016, in the sambadrome of Rio de Janeiro. Early morning this Monday was marked by the presence of the ingenious knight Don Quixote and was honored by the ‘escola de samba’ Mocidade that found in his woeful countenance an inspiration for a “crazy and passionate” parade, like the lyrics of the samba that thousands of participants sang at once
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