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Anna Tsygankova Анна Цыганкова

Anna Tsygankova Анна Цыганкова, “Don Quixote” choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorski and Alexei Ratmanky, music by Ludwig Minkus, Het Nationale Ballet Dutch National Ballet… 82 more words


The Journey to Authenticate Pablo Picasso’s “Don Quixote de la Mancha”

Pablo Picasso is most famous for co-founding the Cubist art movement of the 20th century, but his work can be categorized into many different periods throughout his long life. 2,015 more words


Cervantes and the Spanish State

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the author of Don Quixote, is widely believed to be the greatest of Spanish writers. It is not hard to conflate him with Spain, since his statue stands outside the Chamber of Deputies, the powerful lower house of the Spanish parliament. 330 more words


Tatiana Melnik and Daniil Simkin

Tatiana Melnik Татьяна Мельник (Hungarian National Ballet Magyar Nemzeti Balett) and Daniil Simkin Даниил Симкин (American Ballet Theatre), “Don Quixote”, 2016 IBStage Gala, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (August 27-28, 2016) 36 more words


Review: Don Quixote by Cervantes

This week’s throwback Thursday has apparently sold more copies than any other book in history – it’s Cervantes’s Don Quixote.

The plot is pretty thin here to say the least: A Spanish hidalgo reads too many books about knights and chivalry, goes a bit crazy, believes himself to be some kind of knight errant in the mould of Sir Lancelot, ropes in the naive Sancho Panza to be his squire, and tours the countryside looking for adventures. 139 more words


Midsummer Daydream

On the occasion of Tom’s and my 43rd wedding anniversary:

I bought a copy of Don Quixote in 1974 as an early step in an ambitious plan I had lined up after my first year of graduate school. 945 more words


The Sisters Brothers

Strange, hilarious at times, mournful at others, fatalistic, laced with violence and peppered with symbolism, The Sisters Brothers is a taut picaresque Western that reads like the script of a Coen brothers movie. 628 more words