From his first sally alone to be dubbed a knight by an innkeeper, to his ignominious defeat by the Knight of the White Moon on Barcelona beach, and his death.
From preparations for their third sally to the massacre of Don Pedro’s puppet theatre, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza have trouble keeping out of trouble.
Two famous hay wains, Goya’s stone cart, horses and carts assisting a heavy steam crane in Paris, and carrying goods in the centre of New York in 1911.
The pair meet a Duke and Duchess who have already read the adventures of Don Quixote, and play the game that he’s a knight errant.
Finding an empty boat on the bank of the Ebro, the pair drift out on a new adventure to rescue a knight or queen in distress. The result is disaster.
Don Quixote runs amok at a puppet show, destroying all the puppets, then has to beat a hasty retreat when Sancho brays out of turn.
A mule loaded with weapons leads them to an inn, where they’re told the story of the villagers who were going to fight over their braying. Then a puppeteer arrives with a performing ape.
They visit the Cave of Montesinos, where Don Quixote is lowered into the chasm and reports an extraordinary story about a castle of crystal.
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza attend the grand wedding. But the bride’s original suitor turns up and says over his dead body.
Four days of relaxation before Don Quixote drags Sancho Panza back out onto the road, where they witness a fencing duel.