Students from the AP Spanish class went to see El Quijote an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ picaresque novel, Don Quixote, at El Repertorio Español on Wednesday, February 14th. The New York Times calls it a “cheerful but uneven Spanish-language dramatization of the Cervantes classic.”
Don Quixote was a Spanish man who went crazy by reading stories about knights and magic. He then believed to be a knight himself and went out into the world on adventures (or misadventures as Sancho calls them), fighting windmills he thought to be giants, a herd of sheep he believe to be an army, etc. Sancho was his loyal servant who helped the knight in his imaginative battles. Don Quixote was in love with Dulcinea and was determined to free her from the curse Merlin casted upon her. Sancho had to take 3,300 lashes to bring back Dulcinea which he was not happy about.
This adaptation of the Cervantes’ novel was well done in a way students were able to understand and laugh at the crazy ideas of Quixote and the reactions Sancho had to avoid mishaps. Students enjoyed the crazy adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho!