Don quixote week 3 -a preist and a barber

well the adventures continue afoot ,this time the guys are caught up by a priest and a barber that want to rid the knight errant off his devil that has made him made ,Don continues to promise to help the fair maidens ,a really funny scene this week is where don threatens to his head ,and sancho tells him not too pure slapstick .


The book has con found many film makers .One of it’s most famous disciples being the errant american director Orson Welles ,he spent a lot of time and money trying to make a version of don Quixote ,i found this spanish clip of him in the sixties

love the scenery in this video feels like it may have done in Cervantes time .

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JonW
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 09:28:42

    Hi all,

    I’m still chugging along, but finding the 92pages a week quite intense going: a 7mth old baby in the house and a full-time job and other projects aren’t leaving a lot of time for DQ & SP (or much quality reading time at all!).

    I did skip most of the stories that Dorothea and Cardenio told, however. I do think that very long stories-within-stories do tend to detract from the protagonists and plot development.

    I’m hoping to make some more time for DQ this week, as I’m finding it to be a enjoyable read but not a book you can dip in and out of, but one that rewards an hour or so’s solid attention.


    • winstonsdad
      Aug 09, 2010 @ 18:45:11

      yes I tend to read it all on my day of hope you manage to keep up but if you fall behind don’t worry just hope you enjoy the book and join in when you can ,all the best stu


  2. Tom C
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 10:34:44

    A great video clip Stu – glad you’re still enjoying DQ. I’ve posted my thoughts here


  3. Rise
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 15:50:24

    I’m still 30 pages behind. But should be easy to bounce back as sometimes the pages fly by. The two stories of doomed love contrast well with Don Q’s acts of suffering.


  4. Richard
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 16:47:11

    I finally started writing the mini-posts that I’ll be running here and there until I catch up with the rest of you, Stu, but I’m curious as to whether anything about DQ has surprised you so far. I love the novel, but my wife and mother-in-law (native Spanish speakers both) both hate it with a passion. In fact, I think they think I’m making up my affection for our hero’s adventures almost!


    • winstonsdad
      Aug 09, 2010 @ 18:41:42

      how accessable it is richard plus Cervantes ability to bring don and sancho to life ,it has been a real suprise and joy untill now ,all the best stu


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