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  • Thus it was that he called her Dulcinea of Toboso, a name sufficiently strange, romantic, and musical for the lady of so brave a knight.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 4

  • And you will read some day in one of those books in the library that are too high now for you to reach, the story of a man who was said to be mad but has outlived many who were not, and who went about fighting for the sake of some one who was maybe "the fright of seven townlands with her biting tongue" though he still called oat after every battle, "Dulcinea is the most beautiful woman of the world!"

    Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography

  • Then I shall name her Dulcinea, as you are her knight, and call her Dulce for short.

    Rose in Bloom

  • She was called Aldonsa Lorenzo, and her he thought fittest to entitle with the name of Lady of his thoughts, and searching a name for her that should not vary much from her own, and yet should draw and aveer somewhat to that of a princess or great lady, he called her Dulcinea del Toboso (for there she was born), a name is his conceit harmonious, strange, and significant, like to all the others that he had given to his things.

    The First Part. I. Wherein Is Rehearsed the Calling and Exercise of the Renowned Gentleman, Don Quixote of the Mancha

  • The Straw Hat actors are accompanied by a live orchestra playing a musical score which includes such show-stopping numbers as "The Impossible Dream," "Dulcinea,"

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  • No sooner is this proven when the band hurl themselves into 'Dulcinea', undoubtedly the standout track from 06's

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • The ballet's claptrap narrative about the old geezer, Don Q, with sidekick Sancho Panza, pursuing Dulcinea, the feminine ideal, faded into irrelevance in a showcase of the beautifully trained dancers' technical prowess.

    Debra Levine: Cubans Cruise Into L.A. With Classic Don Quixote

  • July 31, 2009 8: 39 AM unfortunately, local government switches Dulcineas all the time -- and like the novel, Dulcinea never actually appears.

    It just ain't happenin' (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The bitterest pill, though, was Denyce Graves as Dulcinea.

    The impossible dream

  • Excerpted from the Cervantes novel, the ballet sees the elderly Don (Petr Stasyunas) mistaking the innkeeper's Kitri for Dulcinea, his imaginary feminine ideal, and in the process helping her to outwit her father, who wants to marry her off to Gamache (Soslan Kulaev), a rich fop.

    Mariinsky Ballet: Don Quixote; Balanchine/Robbins triple bill – review

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  • For this name's use as a byword, see dulcinea.

    February 5, 2011