El Quijote (2000)

The tape shows bits of "El Quijote," theater piece by Colombia's Teatro La Candelaria; it also presents Santiago García explaining his perspective on the work and his own staging. Speaking about his creative process, García tells how he read the book over and over in search of dramatic parts, trying to find events and adventures in the play that were not well-known to the public. He found twelve scenes that interested him and started elaborating on them, working closely and experimentally with the actors. He also comments on the work of Pedro Alcántara, the person in charge of the visual aspects of the play, to which Santiago García gives a lot of importance. After García's intervention, the tape shows different scenes of the play. Humorous skits, the excerpts evidence how costumes, puppets and choreography play a crucial part in La Calendaria's staging of "El Quijote." Santiago García then explains what the figure of El Quijote means to him: he sees great powers of vision in Quijote's madness.

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Additional Info

  • Title: El Quijote [excerpts]
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:19:44
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 9 Sept 2000
  • Location: Cali, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: César Badillo, Fernando Peñuela, Rafael Giraldo, Fanny Baena, Nohora González, Francisco Martínez, Hernando Forero, Fernando Mendoza, Patricia Ariza, Alexandra Escobar, Fabio Velazco, Libardo Flórez, Carmiña Martinez, Shirley Martínez.
  • Credits: Santiago García, writer, director ; Teatro La Candelaria, producer ; based on the original novel by Miguel de Cervantes ; Diego Villegas, video director ; Manuela del Mar Villegas, assistant to video director ; ARCOIRIS producciones audiovisuales, video ; Pedro Alcántara Herrán, set and costume design ; Carlos Robledo, lightning design ; Rafael Giraldo, sound design ; Hernando Forero, music ; Carlos Satizabal, Hernando Forero, Nicolás Uribe, recording and mixing ; Ricardo Castillo, Hernando Forero, sets ; Rosa Emilia Rangel, María Virginia Rangel, Gladys de Espinosa, Sandra Marín, Gonzalo Torres, María Consuelo Marín, costumes ; Antonio Cadavid, armour ; Gonzalo Torres, props ; Álvaro Burgos, Oscar Molina, flutes ; Taller Teatrova, masks and animals ; Juan Osorio, puppets assistance ; Antonuela Ariza, Carlos Lema, photography ; Teresa Galinda Lozano, press.

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