Moliere: Don Juan

Moliere: Don Juan

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by David Whitton
     
 

Aided by supplementary research materials, key productions of this enigmatic masterpiece are reconstructed in a series of critical studies that examine the ways the play has been interpreted through the vision of different directors in a variety of cultural and social contexts. See more details below

Overview

Aided by supplementary research materials, key productions of this enigmatic masterpiece are reconstructed in a series of critical studies that examine the ways the play has been interpreted through the vision of different directors in a variety of cultural and social contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521478670
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2002
Series:
Plays in Production Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
General preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
1'Don Juan', 1665-19251
Moliere and the legend of Don Juan1
The play's premiere7
Don Juan on stage, 1665-192512
2Major Productions on the Modern French Stage18
A mystical tragedy (Louis Jouvet, director)18
An atheist Don Juan (Jean Vilar, director)32
A Marxist Don Juan (Patrice Chereau, director)49
Don Juan at the Comedie-Francaise, 1952-198266
3Major Productions on the Modern European Stage92
A modernist Don Juan in St Petersburg (Vsevolod Meyerhold, director)92
The Berliner Ensemble's Don Juan (Benno Besson, director)110
Ingmar Bergman's variations on Don Juan124
An absurdist Don Juan in Prague (Jan Grossman, director)138
4'Don Juan' At Large on the Twentieth-Century Stage155
Conclusion175
Appendix: Geographical-chronological list of productions179
Notes191
Select bibliography203
Index204

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