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Don Quijote: from the Prose of Cervantes to Contemporary Theatre

Veronica Orazi    Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    

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Study of six of the most recent and outstanding dramatisations (1999-2015) of Cervantes’s Don Quijote, such as Aventuras de Don Quijote, DQ. Don Quijote en Barcelona, El caballero de la triste figura, En un lugar de Manhattan, Elogio de la locura and En un lugar del Quijote. The analysis covers the main features of such adaptations: metanarration, metadrama, doubling of the narrative structure using other artistic languages (music, plastic arts, dance, etc.), new technologies, genre hybridisation, transmediality, etc. The original text message, actualised and re-expressed by these modernisations, stands out as an atemporal one: the plays examined demonstrate its effectiveness in contemporary society and, according to the perspective of social theater, stimulate the reflection on them.

Keywords: Don Quijote. Contemporary Theatre. La Fura dels Baus. Comedians. Joglars. Puppet Theatre. Lyric Opera.

Language: es

Submitted: Feb. 3, 2016   Accepted: May 11, 2016   Published: Dec. 7, 2016  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/2037-6588/Ri-39-106-16-2

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