Drama/Comedy. Adapted by Arthur Fauquez from Cervantes. Translation from French by Margaret Leona. Introduction by Orlin Corey.
Cast: 8m., 2w., with option to add extras. This dramatization is a moving drama, highlighted with humor, tracing the adventures and mishaps that befell the romantic hidalgo who tried to reform the world through chivalry. To the least child in the audience, this play says very simply and amusingly "It is possible for a man to believe in a thing he cannot prove, and be laughed to scorn, and lose every battle, and die of despair—and still to be right." Humor, insight, compassion and knowledge of the world underlie this dramatization of the great Cervantes' classic. Its truth has special pertinence in the world we have fashioned for our young people. Four sets with entr'actes. Spanish costumes of the 16th century. Approximate running time: 2 hours.