Broadway: Tilting at Windmills

From its very conception, the project seemed headed for nowhere. Screen writer Dale Wasserman had turned out a television play, I, Don Quixote, a two-story project that tried to tell of Cervantes and Don Quixote at the same time. Wasserman decided that it was a failure "because it aimed a little too high and wide for the medium." So he tried to turn it into a play, then a musical. By 1962 he had fashioned an interesting if offbeat script dealing with Cervantes' windmill-tilting life. And tilting a little himself, he started collaborating with a couple of unknowns, Songwriter...

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