Quijotes en escena. Reescrituras teatrales de la novela cervantina
Edited by Guillermo Carrascón, María Fernández Ferreiro, Emilio Martínez Mata, Iole Scamuzzi.
This volume contains seven newly created theatrical texts, which emerged from the project “Q.Theatre – Theatrical Recreations of Don Quixote in Europe”, co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The Q.Theatre project aimed to focus on the continuous presence of Don Quixote on stages all over Europe, and the performances gathered here are proof of this. The European character of these performances is also reflected in their linguistic diversity: of the seven texts, four are written in Italian, one in French, one in English and one in Spanish. All the plays were premiered within the timeframe of the Q.Theatre project: Don Chisciotte, by Francesco Niccolini, Sancho Panza gobernador (dell’isola Barattaria), by Duccio Barlucchi, and Dulcinea e il cuoco, by Stefania Stefanin, in Florence; DULC1NƎ4, ovvero: scemo chi legge, by the Saveria project, and ¿A quién le gusta el Quijote?, by Iván Álvarez Azcarreta, in Turin; Don Quichotte et les femmes ou le retour de don Quichotte (Quand les femmes s’en melent!), by Maurice Galland and Emmanuel Marigno, in Saint-Étienne; y Wandering Through La Mancha. A Quixotic Tale, by Aaron M. Kahn, in Sussex.
The intention of this volume is to disseminate the works performed on different stages and to record the boost that the Q.Theatre project gave to the recreations of Don Quixote in towns in various countries. Likewise, the variety of rewritings collected here gives an idea of the wide range of messages that Don Quixote has brought and continues to bring to society, and helps to better understand the role of the novel in shaping European culture.