Monday, July 17, 2006

Knight of the Woeful Countenance

I saw Man of LaMancha at ASF Saturday night. It was good. I'm not really much of one for musicals, either. Seems like every time I get into the dialogue of a musical, and begin to identify with the characters, they break out into song. That always makes me want to laugh, no matter what's happening in the show.

I was able to overlook that in LaMancha. It's probably because Don Quixote is one my favorite books. I somewhat identify with old Alonso's desire to see things as better than they are. His blind chivalry endears him to me. That, and the odd sense of humor Cervantes gives him are what I think I like most. Sancho is a truly faithful companion, too. The insane friendship they have is hilarious.

The story, to me, points out that the world is a nasty place, filled with nasty characters. But we don't all have to be like that. We can bring something good and virtuous into our world, even if it's only in our imagination. Therefore, I dub myself, "Tone-Coyote", and dedicate myself to the service of my peerless Dulcinea.

9 Comments:

Anonymous sw said...

Stop making things up. You are just an old story-teller...

=)

1:25 PM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

I'll take that as a compliment.

;-)

2:27 PM  
Anonymous sw said...

As you should... and, you can't "drub" yourself. =)

And thank you, again.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

You're welcome, Sancho!

I think it was his pants that made him walk funny... either that or Don Quixote and Sancho Panza had a 'closer' relationship anyone realized.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous sw said...

I LOVED his walk. *laughing* I almost laughed during the more solomn parts.

And I am NOT Sancho. =)

11:39 AM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

I want horse-head puppets.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

I'd wear it when I ride my motorcycle, just to mess with people's minds.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous will wurk 4 beer said...

No i told you, you can't have the pj's if you say nooo you die! waaaa you die! oh hehe

4:47 PM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

I can out talk you. I can out philosophize you... come out, come out wherever you are

*flip*death*

6:48 PM  

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