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Your search for posts with tags containing Don Quixote found 7 posts

The Banker of Florence

by Yang Yu Fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli at the Magi’s Chapel, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi. (Showing all the major Medici figures and famous Florentines, as of the 1440s, on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, with the actual background being in Tuscany: on...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Apr 2019

Miguel Cervantes, RIP

We should be celebrating Miguel Cervantes today on the 400th anniversary of this great novelist's death, but we aren't celebrating it as much as we are William Shakespeare's 400th anniversary tomorrow (April 23), as least according to the BBC:Miguel de...

Les principales avantures de l’admirable Don Quichotte

 Bound in vellum with blind tooling. Spine title lettered by hand: Avantures de Don Quichotte. Bookplate of Horace Walpole with Strawberry Hill shelfmark and with bookstamp of Horace N. Pym Author: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Uniform...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2014

The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

I missed The Duchess of Malfi, so my trip south of the river last week was my first time at the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which has been built to put on the sort of plays that weren’t originally staged at the Globe but at the indoor Blackfriars theatre....
From: Parthenissa on 2 Mar 2014

Finding Shakespeare’s “lost play”, Cardenio

Palgrave Macmillan recently sent me a review copy of their new book The Creation and re-creation of Cardenio: Performing Shakespeare, Transforming Cervantes, edited by Terri Bourus and Gary Taylor. Cardenio is now universally known as “Shakespeare’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jan 2014

Sancho’s feast

Sancho sits beside his physician Pedro Rezzio who stays his hand that is posed with a fork full of meat. Two platters have already been placed on the table, and two more (one with a rabbit and the other with clams) are brought to the table by two young...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jul 2013

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