Dulcinea

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Dulcinea

beautiful peasant woman idealized by Don Quixote. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]

Dulcinea

(del Toboso) country girl, whom Quixote apotheosizes as guiding light. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]

Dulcinea

as Quixote’s ideal; now, generic for ‘sweetheart.’ [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote, Espy, 128]
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Pierro observed that 18 or so years ago she would have been too young to play Aldonza in the musical "Man of La Mancha.
And there's no doubt that Jack Cole's original choreography of the abduction scene in which Aldonza is assaulted was far more effective than what happens on the Goodspeed's small stage.
Que unos jueces se junten para recibir testigos y ver el pleito de dona Aldonza de Vivero, condesa de Osorno, con la mujer e hijos de Rodrigo Mejia, sobre los pertrechos y bastimentos que recibio en la fortaleza de Maderuelo, RGS XII, 1969.
And in 1972, Man of La Mancha is released as a film starring Peter O'Toole as both Cervantes and Don Quixote, and Sophia Loren as the prostitute Aldonza, Don Quixote's Dulcinea.
1214 / y forma de la dicha clausula de suso yncorporada como en ella se contiene, y lo firmo de su nombre la dicha dona ALDONZA DE ANAYA como su curadora; y a ello fueron testigos el Licenciado GASPAR CORONEL y ANTONIO VAZQUEZ, su criado.
Quiero confesar a vuestra merced que, cuando me empezaron a tirar los tronchos, nabos, etcetera, que, como yo llevaba plumas en el sombrero, entendiendo que me habian tenido por mi madre y que la tiraban, como habian hecho otras veces, como necio y muchacho, empece a decir: <<Hermanas, aunque llevo plumas, no soy Aldonza de San Pedro, mi madre>> (como si ellas no lo echaran de ver por el talle y rostro).
Cervantes's Quixote and the Arbitrista Reform Project: The Case of Aldonza Lorenzo.
The previous chapter closes with Sancho's departure to deliver a letter to Dulcinea--now revealed as Aldonza Lorenzo--and cash in a letter of credit, with Don Quixote, "en carnes y en panales" doing cartwheels.
She is a grotesque deformation of the ideal of Dulcinea fleshed out with a similarly deformed version of Aldonza Lorenzo.
The fact that Watts plays both Betty and Diane may be just as accidental as the fact that Dulcinea is "played" (unknowingly and/or unwillingly) by Aldonza Lorenzo in part one of Cervantes's novel and by the unnamed peasant girl on the road to El Toboso in part two.
Al final del libro, esta frase del escritor condensa toda la serie de ecuaciones similares hechas por el loco: el caballero don Quijote de la Mancha, a saber, el hidalgo Alonso Quijano: Dulcinea del Toboso, a saber, Aldonza Lorenzo; un castillo, a saber, una venta .
an elegant exposition of the Renaissance doctrine of literary imitation; Aristotle's concept of poetic universality; rehearsal of the precedents of his penance in Amadis and Orlando furioso; echoes of Albanio's farewell to the natural world in Garcilaso's Second Eclogue; satire of the indecipherable script of scribes, the affectations of love-poets, the faking of lineages; the amusingly vulgar anecdote of the merry widow and her lover; an edifying maxim about the nature of true love, adduced to justify the choice of low-born Aldonza as mistress; the drafting of two letters, one to Dulcinea couched in the archaic convolutions of chivalric novels, the other authorising the gift of three donkey-foals to Sancho in the wooden jargon of commercial bills of sale.