La Mancha

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La Man·cha

 (lä män′chə)
A region of south-central Spain. The high, mostly barren plateau is the setting for Cervantes's Don Quixote.
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La Mancha

(Spanish la ˈmantʃa)
(Placename) a plateau of central Spain, between the mountains of Toledo and the hills of Cuenca: traditionally associated with episodes in Don Quixote. Average height: 600 m (2000 ft)
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La Man•cha

(lɑ ˈmɑn tʃə)
a plateau region in central Spain.
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References in classic literature ?
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
Recollecting, however, that the valiant Amadis was not content to call himself curtly Amadis and nothing more, but added the name of his kingdom and country to make it famous, and called himself Amadis of Gaul, he, like a good knight, resolved to add on the name of his, and to style himself Don Quixote of La Mancha, whereby, he considered, he described accurately his origin and country, and did honour to it in taking his surname from it.
He who starts on a deliberate quest of adventure goes forth but to gather dead-sea fruit, unless, indeed, he be beloved of the gods and great amongst heroes, like that most excellent cavalier Don Quixote de la Mancha. By us ordinary mortals of a mediocre animus that is only too anxious to pass by wicked giants for so many honest windmills, adventures are entertained like visiting angels.
For film composer Miriam Cutler, the decision to score Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's Lost in La Mancha was a no-brainer.
That was no hindrance, though, he says, when he wrote the libretto for Man of La Mancha, the 1965 musical about Cervantes and his famous fictional creation.
Probably the pseudonym of the otherwise unknown author of Segundo tomo del ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (1614; "Second Book of the Ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha"), a fraudulent sequel to the first volume of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote (1605).
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