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Was Don Quixote Kafka's Alter Ego?

On the 21st of October 1917 Franz Kafka wrote a brief parable The Truth about Sancho Panza. Its original title “Die Wahrheit über Sancho Pansa” was given by Max Brod, who later published the text in the volume “Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer”.   686 more words


Rare B Sides: The Jealous Extremaduran

[This post is part of a series on literary works that deserve a wider audience.]

[Spoiler Alert: This post contains plot elements from Cervantes’s “The Jealous Extremaduran.” 971 more words

Rare B Sides

Don Quixote

It’s the birthday of Miguel de Cervantes.

Maybe. We’re not sure. Near Madrid, 1547,

but no sure day for this author

of that first modern novel quixotically questing… 36 more words


"Il Poeta è un fingitore"...Fernando Pessoa, il Poeta e il Teatrante

“Il poeta è un fingitore.
Finge così completamente
che arriva a fingere che è dolore
il dolore che davvero sente”

Fernando Pessoa fu un letterato poeta e giornalista portoghese , (Lisbona 1888/1935), figura affascinante, esoterica e enigmatica che scompose la sua identità artistica in personalità parallele, che teatralmente definirei personaggi, ai quali affidava i suoi pensieri più intimi e i suoi versi scintillanti. 528 more words


Reptember: Prometheus / Dogs Dialogue / John Gabriel Borkmann

Theatre company The Faction are performing nine solo shows under the umbrella title of Reptember. I struggled to decide which trilogy to go for, but in the end I went for… 220 more words


Theatrum Mundi

My intro essay for the 14-15 scholar guide at STC. A thankless task, yoking together a disparate and eclectic body of plays into a single narrative. 2,700 more words

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Quote of the Day - Miguel de Cervantes

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

- Miguel de Cervantes