Estepona embraces International Book Day

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Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in the port of San Sebastian.

LOVERS of Spanish literature and the Spanish language are in for a treat as the Centro Cultural Padre Manuel in Estepona hosts two readings in honour of International Book Day.

The writer and poet Manuel Sanchez Bracho will recite some extracts from his anthology ‘Antologia Poetica Sentires’ on April 21, whilst on April 22, the local municipal theatre group ‘Farandula’ (translated as ‘Showbiz’), will perform a dramatic recital of Spain’s  most renowned work of literature, ‘El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de La Mancha’, originally written by Miguel de Cervantes.

For those unfamiliar with the exploits of the aging knight, this historical satire of misplaced ideals in the dying age of chivalry and honour will be a joy to discover. 

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The stock characters of the tall thin knight and his portly donkey-riding side-kick, Sancho Panza, have long become iconic images of Spain’s cultural tourist trade, with perhaps the most famous tribute being the statue of the pair in the Northern port of San Sebastian.

Entrance to these events is free.

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