Most people have heard of Don Quixote, some may have seen a movie, but few have read the book. No wonder; it consists of 2000 pages with 126 chapters, each of which is a story in itself.
It is thus about this lava nobleman who has read about knight novels and who wakes up one day determined to become a knight himself. The book, the first part of it, was published in 1605, many hundreds of years after the last knight was buried. So there were no knights around in the 17th century. Don Quixote thus becomes a rarity in his day. A man out of step with the world around him.
So what is the novel about? What is its theme? The one who could answer that. This novel is primarily about the power of imagination. With the poet - and the poet. The novel is a cornucopia that threatens to blow up its own walls. It is a novel that contains everything and a little more.
In the National Theatre's new dramatization of Don Quixote, you get comedy at the lowest level and philosophy at the highest level, one after the other. You will see the iconic figure gyve loose on windmills from a bygone era, but you will also meet him sitting in the bar at a lugubrious nightclub in our time.
Sit back and get to know history's most infamous, quirky and beloved radar couple, Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.
One sees what he believes in, the other believes only in what he sees. One sees reality as it is, the other as it should be.
It can only be a ridiculously thought-provoking evening in the theater!
Jenny Ellegård, Svein Harry Schøttker Hauge, Anne E. Kokkinn, Eirik del Barco Soleglad and Patrik Asplund Stenseth
Director: Yngve Sundvor, Set designer: Leiko Fuseya, Lighting designer: Geir Hovland, Sound designer: Gunnar Innvær, Battle choreography: Kristoffer Jørgensen, Playwright: Morten Kjerstad, Producer: Anita Basmo Bjørnstad and Producer: The subject Kebreab
By Miguel de Cervantes. Dramatized by Yngve Sundvor.
Performance length: 1 hour 40 minutes (no break).
- Last Updated: 14.06.2021
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Do., 21. Oktober 2021 19:00 – 20:45
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