Almeria Teatre is premiering this original take on Cervantes’ classic with a text by Canadian playwright Philippe Soldevilla.
Two years ago the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Miguel de Cervantes classic novel was celebrated, the culmination of a literary endeavour that has become an institution in Spanish and world literature. The Canadian playwright Philippe Soldevilla turned to the novel, and specifically to the episode featuring Maese Pedro’s puppet theatre company, to bring to life the full symbolic force of Don Quixote, a man caught between art and life, reality and fantasy, in a play that will be premiered on Thursday 13 July at Almeria Teatre.
The play is titled Les véritables aventures de Don Quichotte de La Mancha and combines the scenic language of classical theatre with that of puppet theatre. The idea proposed by Soldevilla, who will direct an extensive team made up of the Sortie de Secours, Populus Mordicus and Gataro companies, is to create a theatrical experience within the theatre, with humour, tenderness and a critical spirit. Taking Don Quixote to the theatre means choosing wisely the action and the ideas projected and this Quebecois version of Cervantes’ classic proves to be more than satisfactory in that regard.
You’ll find additional information on the Almeria Teatre website, where you can also buy your tickets.
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