Method to Madness

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Don Quixote: Method to Madness Don Quixote is a middle-aged gentleman of La Mancha who reads one too many books of chivalry and decides to become a knight. He polishes an old suit of armor, takes a peasant named Sancho Panza as his squire, and sets out into the world to do good deeds in the name of his love, Dulcinea. To the concern of friends from his village, he has dozens of hapless adventures: …

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…of which they accuse him. They agree, and become actors in his play. Cervantes plays Aldonza Quiana, a man who has set his own reality aside and become Don Quixote De La Mancha. Man of La Mancha simultaneously tracks the experiences of the three men (Cervantes, Quiana, and Quixote), focusing mostly upon Quixote. It can be confusing at first exposure, but with this framework in mind to lend additional clarity -- it can be transformational.