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
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
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
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