Don Quixote by Peter Anderson and Colin Heath
An old Manchegan landowner, addicted to books of chivalry, becomes a knight-errant and sets out to right the wrongs of the world. With his horse Rocinante and his squire Sancho Panza, he battles windmills that he takes for giants, slaughters sheep he mistakes for evil knights, and frees convicts he wrongly believes to be innocent, all in the name of his imaginary love Lady Dulcinea. When his exploits are immortalized in a famous novel, he and all of Spain are caught up in his delusions and celebrity, until he meets his final challenge with the Knight of the Mirrors.
Keywords: Cervantes, adaptation, chivalry, knights, masks, commedia, quest, madness, windmills, Sancho Panza, Rocinante, Dulcinea
Cover art: Peter Anderson in the Arts Club/Axis/Centaur Theatre production. Photo David Cooper.