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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Spanish Ambassador Celebrates World Book Day With Stage Performance

The Spanish High Commissioner in Nigeria, Ambassador Alfonso Barnuevo will be the host of honour at a stage performance, Rinconete y Cortadillo billed to hold this Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at the prestigious Transcorp-Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The stage performance, according to a release forwarded to this office from the embassy will see a non-governmental and non-profit making organisation, Jos Repertory Theatre group performing on stage, one of the epic stories written as a novel by an award winning Spanish literary icon, Miguel de Cervantes.

The 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 andsplendour, 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 Rinc√≥n 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.

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