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Man of La Mancha by Dale WassermanWinner of the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, 1966
To me the most interesting aspect of the success of Man of La Mancha is the fact that it plows squarely upstream against the prevailing current of philosophy in the theater. That current is best identified by its catch-labels--Theater of the Absurd, Black Comedy, the Theater of Cruelty--which is to say the theater of alienation, of moral anarchy and despair. To the practitioners of those philosophies Man of La Mancha must seem hopelessly naive in its espousal of illusion as mans strongest spiritual need, the most meaningful function of his imagination. But Ive no unhappiness about that. Facts are the enemy of truth, says Cervantes-Don Quixote. And that is precisely what I felt and meant.--Dale Wasserman, from the Preface.
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It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical teleplay I, Don Quixote , which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his 17th-century novel Don Quixote. It tells the story of the "mad" knight Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.
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Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman. This musical version of Don Quixote is framed by an incident allegedly from the life of its author, Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote is the mad, aging nobleman who embarrasses his respectable family by his adventures. Backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, he duels windmills and defends his perfect lady Dulcinea who is actually a downtrodden whore named Aldonza.
Described by esteemed American critic Edward P. Join Don Quixote as he chases his impossible dream, to pursue the beautiful princess Dulcinea — and a few windmills. Age guidance: Contains some adult themes and violence which may not be suitable for children under For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on or box. Danielle de Niese and Cassidy Janson will share the role of Aldonza and Dulcinea, view the performance schedule.