Diogenes Rodriguez brings Miguel de Cervantes’ ‘Don Quixote’ to a new generation with ‘Don Quixote for a New Millennium’
Many modern readers have missed out on the experience of reading Don Quixote, finding the original text daunting. Diogenes Rodriguez brings the story of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote, to a new generation with Don Quixote for a New Millennium: The Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho at the Ducal Court. In it, he uses present English language conversion and dramatic adaptation to appeal to the modern reader.
In doing so, Rodriguez brings the fun, irony, wisdom, sensitivity, judgment, inventiveness, sensibility, and witticism of the original story to new readers, as well as renewing interest in the story among readers who have already read the original. Not only is it a dynamic, engaging adaptation, but it also includes an innovative Glossary of Characters, in which Rodriguez delves into Don Quixote’s possible Jewish ancestry and Dulcinea’s surprising ethnicity. The work also contains a provocative appendix entitled Transduction an Alternative to Translation? Notes on ‘Translation’ and Dramatic Adaptation.
This new edition was developed with the young in mind, as there are many teenagers, young adults, and even baby boomers who have missed out on the fun and wisdom of the classic work. For his dramatic adaptation of the one act version, Pasajes del Quijote, the Association of Entertainment Critics (ACE) nominated him “Best Director” in 1981.
Whether readers are being introduced to the text for the first time or they are gaining new insight into an old favorite, Don Quixote for a New Millennium is just that: the story of Don Quixote, brought to the readers of the new millennium in an adaptation that will, undoubtedly, appeal to them.
Playwright, writer, composer, and theatre director Diogenes Rodriguez was born in the Dominican Republic. The Association of Entertainment Critics (ACE) nominated Rodriguez “Best Director” for his Pasajes del Quijote in 1981.
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