Recreaciones teatrales del «Quijote». Perspectivas teóricas, lingüísticas y culturales
Edited by Emilio Martínez Mata, María Fernández Ferreiro and Emmanuel Marigno
The essays in this book deal with the subject of the theatrical recreations of Don Quixote from different approaches and covering a wide variety of works, from the first festivals and masquerades in which the hidalgo and his squire appear (on dates close to its first publication), to the recreations of the 21st century, reflecting our most current view of the Cervantine novel. These essays, organized in three thematic blocks (theoretical approaches, rewrites of Don Quixote in different languages and theatrical perspectives), have their origin in the first two seminars of the project “Q. Theatre. Theatrical Recreations of Don Quixote in Europe”, co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, which aims to promote and study recreations of Don Quixote in European theatre.
The theatrical rewrites of Don Quixote discussed here —in countries such as Spain, France, England, Italy, Germany and Portugal— reveal crucial moments in the reception of Cervantes’ novel and relevant changes in the consideration of its characters, allowing a better understanding of the role of this work in the construction of European culture.