Don Quixote

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any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)

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Threlfall will then play Don Quixote, while Hound will appear as Sancho Panza in the Cervantes classic at the Swan Theatre from February 25 to May 21.
Don Quixote, which in the words of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "is the final and greatest utterance of the human mind," has influenced the literary careers of a large number of men of letters ranging from Henry Fielding, Voltaire, Goethe, Stendhal, George Meredith, J.
I read Don Quixote in French, my native language, as probably did Charles Coypel (1694-1752), first painter to Louis XV, who became the most influential 18th-century illustrator of Cervantes' novel.
Die avonture en lot van Don Quixote is die basis van Coetzee se ondersoek om te bepaal of sy literatuur effektiewe en etiese riglyne is in ons handelinge met die realiteit, of die gewone moontlik verander in die ongewone, en van die verhouding tussen die letterkundige verbeelding en die aanslae van die regte wereld.
Using the Spitzer Space Telescope operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology under contract with NASA, the team-led by Michael Mommert of Northern Arizona University-reexamined images of Don Quixote from 2009 when it was in the part of its orbit closest to the Sun, and found it had a coma and a faint tail.
As a lifetime devotee of Don Quixote, I deeply regret that the Don's name is associated with the Chairmen of CyTA and the EAC, In a feature article by Loucas Charalambousin your publication of July 28.
Don Quixote among the Saracens: A Clash of Civilizations and Literary Genres.
CASTILLA, Spain, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Located south from the Castilian Plateau, some 60 kilometers from Madrid, and known as the homeland for Don Quixote, Castilla-La Mancha is the natural region with the largest extension in Spain, well known internationally and with the largest extension of vineyards in the world as over 530,000 hectares are dedicated to this purpose, which means that approximately half the territory is given over to grapevines.
MUSCAT: The American Ballet Theater (ABT) production of Don Quixote may not really follow Cervantes's 17th-century Spanish novel, but it definitely entertains with comedy and brilliant dancing
Back at the asylum, the doctor -- a ballerina dressed in white from head to toe -- often silences Don Quixote and his fellow madmen.
YOU wait for one Don Quixote to come along, and two arrive in the same week.
SCHEMING young lovers, a pompous old suitor, a sumptuous feast, a couple of ghosts and a special appearance by Don Quixote and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, will all feature in the European Opera Centre's concert at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall tomorrow.
The play was presented by theatre impresario Lewis Theobald in 1727 at the Drury Lane Theatre in London as an adaptation of Shakespeare's Cardenio, which was first performed in 1613 and said to have been based on Don Quixote.
Solicitor Paul Ralph, defending, said: "He was like a modern day Don Quixote.