April 15th, 2016. The Embassy of Spain in Abuja is pleased to announce that the Jos Repertory Theatre will be performing next Wednesday 20th April at the Transcorp-Hilton Hotel the play Rinconete y Cortadillo, based on the novel written by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.
This event, the first of the Embassy of Spain in 2016, marks the 4th Centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of worldwide famous masterwork El Quijote, and the World Book Day.
Rinconete y Cortadillo is part of the Exemplary Novels written by Miguel de Cervantes and published in 1613, a period of troubled times, of crisis and splendour, in which the Renaissance gave way to the Baroque. All these novels contain a moral contest and are aimed at entertaining while setting a good example. Rinconete y Cortadillo tells the story of two young men, Pedro del Rincón and Diego Cortado, Rinconete y Cortadillo, that meet and decide to go to Sevilla where they join a thief guild led by Monipodio.
The Jos Repertory Theatre is a non-profit, independent theatre organization which seeks to use theatre as a means of confronting and challenging crucial issues that affect our daily existence. It is a pleasure for the Embassy of Spain being able to work with them once more and to support the theatre industry in Abuja.
Official website of the commemoration of the 4th Centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes: