Don Juan 2003 *
Where is this "death dance" by DJ (like Zorba the Greek)?
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DJ XXI
See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2002) directory first.

I still do not hear the show... Try the sound links!

Casanova

Summary

Act I: Elvira, Goodbye, My love.
Act II: Chasing Girls & Chased by Brothers
Act III: Invitation of the Dead (intermission)
Act IV: Dinner
Act V: Hell, Welcome!

Questions

Notes

Two pages on the play: in PLAYS directory and script.vtheatre.net

©2006 Fall:

Pinter
Homecoming

2007 Spring:

Oleanna
Mamet


DJ

Male, Man, Human
I like Amadeus (script), but somehow still didn't get to it. I like Salierri and his daring God -- this is what DJ does. But in a light spirit, without asking for anything. Simply -- "show that You exist"?

Man & Woman or Man & Women. Maybe: Man -- God -- Woman (see THEMES in script.vtheatre.net) How about: Man + God = Woman...

What is the difference between Playboy and Don Juan?

Sganarelle, sidekick, "Comic" (not "Fool" in Commedia types), Elvira and the girls in act II -- women are not in the center of drama? Or was it her punishment to DJ, her stiry?

Dancing (Spanish). Even at the end; going down to hell -- music, Jipsy Kings, the big party. DJ dances (he is always happy, he is amused by life). Another gift -- the right place after death.

[ Serious Tone: Screen -- upstage center? ]


Dom Juan is God to himself. He is a man who needs no other but what he already wakes up to everyday. Sounds nice doesn't it, the bliss of liking what it is you see in the mirror everymorning. Or is it? This was a blatant element in the story of Eden and the experiences of Adam and Eve in the garden. They were safe and content- kind of like cats. In Milton's presentation of Eden in Paradise Lost, the relationship between ATOM and Eve is one that does not deny their sexual union and the union between them and all God's creation. But there is a tricky side to this story (as there are in all stories of the bible), Eve fall-s-in love with her own reflection when she spies it in the water. But of course Adam comes along and saves her from the fate of Narcissist. This fickleness in love, beauty, and innocence can also be witnessed in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream, when Titania awakes with the love juice on her eyes and falls in love with an ass. But my question is, if Dom Juan represents these desires that are both fickle and full of lust, passion, and death is he really innocent? Is he really in bliss in this remake of the Garden where he can do whatever he wants, marry whatever he wants, while denying its creator all along? I am not a religious person and I personally have alot of impatience towards organized religion, but when I put myself into the shoes of Moliere's society and the beliefs of his time he is the reflection in the water of narcissist. We are Narcissist and Dom Juan's reactions are our desires, the desires of the people in his time. A time when divorce was as hard a debate as abortion is today. A time when we were expected to obey and control ourselves while conveying the beauty of our nation. So is this really Dom Juan himself that scares us, or is it what he is revealing that frightens us the most? And how does the actor reveal these things without having himself get in the way? To literally be a God when the very word Omnipotent is something we have a hard enough time explaining, let alone conveying. So if the character himself literally has no boundaries as well as the subject in which he is portraying, than are we just grasping clouds of smoke in search of the tangible? Maybe this is a question that should in the end be left up to God HIMSELF...
by Heather Rae Reichenberg 2003

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Don Juan: Hero or anti-hero?

Raw-Renaissance! Before 1600 (the way Moliere sees it).

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DON JUAN: What! would you have a man bind himself to the first girl he falls in love with, say farewell to the world for her sake, and have no eyes for anyone else? A fine thing, to be sure, to pride oneself upon the false honour of being faithful, to lose oneself in one passion for ever, and to be blind from our youth up to all the other beautiful women who can captivate our gaze! No, no; constancy is the share of fools. Every beautiful woman has a right to charm us, and the privilege of having been the first to be loved should not deprive the others of the just pretensions which the whole sex has over our hearts. As for me, beauty delights me wherever I meet with it, and I am easily overcome by the gentle violence with which it hurries us along. It matters not if I am already engaged: the love I have for a fair one cannot make me unjust towards the others; my eyes are always open to merit, and I pay the homage and tribute nature claims. Whatever may have taken place before, I cannot refuse my love to any of the lovely women I behold; and, as soon as a handsome face asks it of me, if I had ten thousand hearts I would give them all away. The first beginnings of love have, besides, indescribable charms, and the true pleasure of love consists in its variety. It is a most captivating delight to reduce by a hundred means the heart of a young beauty; to see day by day the gradual progress one makes; to combat with transport, tears, and sighs, the shrinking modesty of a heart unwilling to yield; and to force, inch by inch, all the little obstacles she opposes to our passion; to overcome the scruples upon which she prides herself, and to lead her, step by step, where we would bring her. But, once we have succeeded, there is nothing more to wish for; all the attraction of love is over, and we should fall asleep in the tameness of such a passion, unless some new object came to awake our desires and present to us the attractive perspective of a new conquest. In short, nothing can surpass the pleasure of triumphing over the resistance of a beautiful maiden; and I have in this the ambition of conquerors, who go from victory to victory, and cannot bring themselves to put limits to their longings. There is nothing that can restrain my impetuous yearnings. I have a heart big enough to be in love with the whole world; and, like Alexander, I could wish for other spheres to which I could extend my conquests. Don Juan and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) This selection of seven of Moliere's prose plays includes "Precious Provincials," "The Would-be Gentleman," "Don Juan," "The Reluctant Doctor," "Scapin the Schemer," "The Miser," and "George Dandin."

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DJ: Sganarelle's monologue about the wonder of human body for auditions. ...
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