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#don quixote
tri-ciclo · 8 hours ago
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Edward Hopper, Don Quixote 1902–1904 Oil on cardboard
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p1lgrim · 17 hours ago
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On the hill in the distance The wind is swaying the trees As if giants are playing in the wood
Nearer by on a table The water shakes in the glass Like giants jumped, and the ground shook
Behind my eyes The things I see Are altered by my Don Quixote mind
The trees are still now Soft afternoon sun glows The giants are sleeping
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thissilverbadger · a day ago
AAHHH YOUR TATTOO IS STUNNING 😫😫 IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!!
Thanks fam!! One of my most big brain decisions so far! I am super pleased with it 😍 ok so there was one spot right down on the bottom of my shoulder blade that took a while and it started to sting a little and I thought of you getting your stick and poke tattoo haha
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weirdlandtv · 3 days ago
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L'Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche (1926/7), illustrated by Gus Bofa.
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enchanted-keys · 10 days ago
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Anna Tikhomirova in Don Quixote - act 3 (Bolshoi Ballet)
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notyouraveragejulie · 11 days ago
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don’t mind me I’ve just been watching different iterations of this scene and bawling my eyes out
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duardius · 12 days ago
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suburban french
i recently lighted upon volume ii of a relatively scarce edition of Don Quixote—the 1926, knopf edition; & opening to the colophon [1st illustration] noticed the interesting choice of type: monotype suburban french, no. 172 (what, one wonders, has it to do with the suburbs?). once we get past the editor’s first-line punctuation crisis—commas or parentheses, not both, better neither—we find a muddled history, with a howler: «Grand jean», who could mess that up? i reached for the lanston monotype master catalog [c.1930s] & found the source for part of the information [2nd illustration]—monotype, at least, set «Grandjean» correctly. this is the first mention i have encountered of j. horace macfarland & his mount pleasant press, & was surprised to discover the mount pleasant press was not a private, fine press, as i should first guess, but a trade press, printer of plant seed catalogs & treatises on horticulture [cf. www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=6850]. monotype’s specimen tells us macfarland had suggested this recutting; the knopf editor further intimates macfarland had admired it in a french book—would be nice were we given the title!
«The Roman bears a marked resemblance to the letter of Phillipe Grand jean (Royal Printer to Louis XIV) as shown in a magnificent folio printed by Grand jean at the Imprimerie Royal, Paris, 1702,» hmm… phillipe grandjean was the royal type cutter, not the «Royal Printer»: the imprimeur du roi at the time was «Jean Anisson, printer of lyon, the first member of a new dynasty of directors of the Impremerie Royal» [james mosley, «The ‘Romain Du Roi’: A Type made for the Royal Printing House of Louis XIV» in: Printing for Kingdom, Empire and Republic, the grolier club, new york, 2011, p44]. the «magnificent folio» of 1702 is entitled Médailles sur les principaux évènements du règne du Louis le Grand, & annison saw it through the press. as to «letter», it is the «romain du roi» [3rd illustration], which was property of the king & thus forbidden to copy; indeed, the first cuts were engraved by grandjean, & completed by his successors, jean alexandre & louis luce; but the designs issued from a committee appointed by the académie des sciences, chaired by jaques jaugeon. the «romain du roi» signalled the advent of modern typography: it was designed on a mathematical basis & employed a first attempt at standardised type bodies based upon a point system; aesthetically it was the spark of the transition toward the full modern cut [vide ‹canonical modern cut›]. [cf.: a.f. johnson, Type Designs, grafton & co., london, 1959, pp 56–59.] of the suburban french italic neither source makes mention.
«…but the basic design was probably originated by the Didot foundry, famous printers of Paris (circa. 1713–1800).» the didot family constituted a dynasty with members practising variously in all the departments of book production, & several members operated foundries: i cannot, however, locate the didot cut alluded to by the knopf editor. a.f. johnson relates: «But that the types of the Imprimerie were in fact copied, we know from Pierre Cot’s Essai de Caractères d’Imprimerie, Paris, 1707…; the descriptions of the types shown are set in a roman which has all the characteristic features of the ‘romain du roi’. We also have the evidence of Pierre François Didot le jeune. In 1783 that printer was accused of imitating these types, and in his defence protested against the injustice of his being accused, whereas he was only the printer and several typefounders had for years shown designs like the ‘romains du roi’.» [ibid., p58].
3rd illustration: page from the Médailles, [plate 17 in Printing for Kingdom, Empire and Republic, the grolier club, new york, 2011, p44].
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notyouraveragejulie · 12 days ago
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Don Quichotte (Brussels, 2010): Reactions, Part II
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more fun with sets but I’m nervous about having a firepit next to all that paper 
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glad to see you’re okay
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these papier-mache heads are just so fun
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aww he’s singing that song for Dulcinée again
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OH NO IT’S THE BANDITS 
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Smug Knife Cat
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oh no not a firing squad
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this is so beautiful :(
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we love to see it
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oh WOW the bandit leader actually gave it back
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my how the turn tables
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“golly, Quichotte, I didn’t think you could pull it off but you actually did”
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CHAIRS EVERYWHERE
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what’s with the horse heads
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lovely lovely LOVELY
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Massenet just knew how to write for female voices and women characters so well we love to see it
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hey leave her alone
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this slaps
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oh look it’s a papier-mache horse on wheels!
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that’s nice of you
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does Quichotte have an island?
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dynamic duo
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she’s got it back :)
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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Massenet self-referencing (he wrote an opera called Amadis and the plot seems to be a bit Trovatore-esque, but I have been unable to find a full recording of it #sadface) we love to see meta/self-referencing
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that sounds great
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aww he just proposed :’)
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the entire chorus started laughing at him :(
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oh no this is like Eugene Onegin but WORSE
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he needs hugs
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yup this is just genderswapped Act I, Scene 3 of Eugene Onegin
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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dulcinée you deserve better and you are amazing
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he’s not holding it against her...
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I love them and this duet
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RUDE
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YOU TELL ‘EM DULCINÉE
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awwwwwwwwwww she blew him a kiss goodbye :(
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Sancho is trying
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this is amazing and also I am getting BIG gay vibes
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PROTECT THEM *cries*
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why are all these orchestral passages so lovely and this cello solo just KILLS me
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looks like a bunch of the paper got burned
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oh buddy :(
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fellas???
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this is gorgeous
I’m not crying
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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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totally heterosexual things to say (it’s actually because Quichotte is supposedly suffocating, but...)
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DULCINÉE IS BACK (but not onstage)
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no no no no no DON’T DO THIS TO ME
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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heart: broken
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notyouraveragejulie · 12 days ago
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Don Quichotte (Brussels, 2010): Reactions, Part I
I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!
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YEAH LAURENT PELLY also who is the old guy supposed to be is this meta and is the guy Massenet himself
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I like the aesthetic
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we got a couple trouser roles in this motley quartet
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this bops and I’m always a sucker for a good castanet part
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omg Dulcinée is so pretty (with a gorgeous voice to match)
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so he IS Don Quichotte but the production might be conflating him with Massenet??? he looks VERY much like photos of Massenet
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JOSÉ VAN DAM ABSOLUTE LEGEND
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“hey here’s some reimbursement because those opera tickets could not have been cheap”
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he’s a good egg
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disembodied hands holding props is peak comedy
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just gonna leave this here
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this is so prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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rude
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well THAT escalated quickly
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bahahahaha
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oh cool that balcony actually moves!
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*applause*
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“golly what is it with people wanting to kill each other over love?”
aka, Area Mezzo Knows She Is In An opera
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a challenge!
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center of attention (and deservedly so)
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and off we go!
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seriously I just love that the sets look like they’re made of thousands of sheets of...book pages??? sheet music??? both??? (either could work in this production)
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that is really cute. you go Sancho
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would-be poet
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excellent use of falsetto there
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that’s not very cash money of you to talk about women like that, Sancho
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this does slap though
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meanwhile Quichotte is just completely ignoring him
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oh boy
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ooh yes we get this iconic scene!
(to be clear, I have never read the Cervantes novel but this is probably the most famous part of the story)
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“Don Quichotte I love you but Don Quichotte NO”
“Don Quichotte YES”
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OH WOW
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this is so cool (and I love how Massenet uses a woodblock here for the windmill effect)
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OH MY GOD
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giddy up giddy up on the papier-mache
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having him on a little arm thing that moves in sync with the windmill is INCREDIBLY clever
also that act was NOT EVEN THIRTEEN MINUTES LONG
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enchanted-keys · 12 days ago
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Ekaterina Krysanova in Don Quixote - act 3: Kitri’s variation (Bolshoi Ballet)
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Comedy Movie Concept:
A modern-day retelling of Don Quixote, about an escaped mental patient who believes himself to be a 1980s action hero--Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone all in one. Much like Don Quixote, he sees "giants" everywhere--but this time, the "giants" are "terrorists." He constantly makes references to an "ex-wife" who doesn't really exist. He ropes an innocent bystander into his fantasy who finds himself playing along. For the star, I'd probably suggest someone like Kurt Russell, who's good at doing self-referential bits.
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ampazourvskomodino · 14 days ago
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enchanted-keys · 17 days ago
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Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin in Don Quixote - act 3: the wedding pas de deux (Bolshoi Ballet)
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enchanted-keys · 17 days ago
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Anna Tikhomirova in Don Quixote - act 3 (Bolshoi Ballet)
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