Q.Theatre - Theatrical Recreations of Don Quixote in Europe



Start . 2017

Duration . 24 months

Principal Investigator . Maria Fernanda de Abreu (CHAM)





Funding Entity

Programa Europa Criativa — Sub-Programa Cultura


Main Research Institution

Universidad de Oviedo


CHAM — Centro de Humanidades / Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Universidade dos Açores
Fondazione Teatro Piemonte Europa
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Università degli Studi di Torino
Université Jean Monnet
University of Sussex



The project Q.THEATRE, co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, gathers together for a period of two years (2017-2019) six European universities and one theatre company with the aim of creating a network that inspires, connects and studies theatrical recreations of Don Quixote. Miguel de Cervantes’s novel has been performed with extraordinary regularity on the European stage from the seventeenth century until our times, and it has become a cultural icon in Europe. The Q.THEATRE project will search for, locate, analyse and disseminate European theatrical works based on Don Quixote. It will also foster collaboration, consultation and technical support for amateur and professional theatre groups with the aim of carrying out theatrical productions inspired by Cervantes’ novel. Combining study and practice, Q.THEATRE intends to focus on the continual presence of Don Quixote on stage throughout all of Europe and understand better its role in the shaping of our culture.   




To encourage the circulation of European literature carrying out the translation and edition of plays and assuring their maximum availability.

To support the connection between cultural creators in a cross-border way, facilitating the dialogue between them and the creation of new contact networks.

To stimulate the interest of the public for plays based on Don Quixote, thus promoting the approach to it, as a repository of European cultural values.

To serve as a connection between dramatists and theatre groups and the general public, facilitating access to published or unpublished European plays based on Don Quixote.

To promote the creation and representation of theatrical productions and their dissemination among the public already interested in the subject as well as among new audiences.

To advise creative agents in the field of theatre, orienting them on dramatic approaches to Don Quixote and providing them documentation and context about the recreations of the novel in the theatre.

To advise creative agents in the field of theatre in the use of digital media to disseminate their work among a greater number of audiences.





Maria Fernanda Abreu . Coordenator
Luís Miguel Cintra
Maria Idalina Resina Rodrigues



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