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DJ could/should be used for Commedia topics
Moliere and Shakespeare
... Readers Theatre in Addis Ababa [LUL]
The Theatre of Don Juan: A Collection of Plays and Views, 1630-1963 by Oscar Mandel; University of Nebraska Press, 1963 : [Questia Media America, Inc. www.questia.com]
MOLIÈRE Don John; or, The Libertine A Comedy (1665) * Translated by John: Ozell, revised and augmented by Oscar Mandel
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3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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SummaryAct 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!
2. An excerpt
3. Table of contents
2006: Godot + Homecoming
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Movement show -- for LUL
Comedy = BiomechanicsOne-Act Comedies of Moliere (Actor's Moliere, Vol 4) These are the best of Moliere's masterful one-acts, blending broad farce and pointed wit to express his never-ending delight in human foibles. But Molire is more than just the "master of the laugh", for behind the comic gestures of these matchless rogues, tight-fisted masters, possessive lovers and elegant ladies lurk fears, insecurities and their consequences.
The first formal literary treatment of the story was the play El burlador de Seville (The Libertine of Seville, 1630) attributed to Tirso de Molina. An important later Spanish version, still popular, is the verse play Don Juan tenorio (Don Juan the Rake, 1844) by Jos¨¦ Zorrilla y Moral. About 1657 traveling Italian actors performed the story as a pantomime in France. There it was later dramatized by several French playwrights including Moli¨¨re, who wrote Dom Juan; ou, Le festin de pierre (Don Juan; or, The Stone Banquet, first acted in 1665). The theme was treated in 17th-century England by Sir Aston Cokayne in The Tragedy of Ovid (1669) and by Thomas Shadwell in The Libertine (1676). The story and character of the hero were greatly changed by later writers, including Lord Byron in his mock epic Don Juan (1819-1824) and George Bernard Shaw in his comedy Man and Superman (1903). The legend has also inspired musical masterpieces, most notably the opera Don Giovanni (1787) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, and the symphonic poem Don Juan (1889) by Richard Strauss. Both of these works portray Juan as a tragicomic hero, destroyed by his obsessive search for the ideal woman.
Pushkin introduced me to Moliere (The Stone Guest), then it Bulgakov with his play about Moliere (Anatoly Efros' directions; twice -- on stage and TV with Lubimov). Of course, I read Don Juan in Russian first. Dangerous Liaisons didn't have this dark comic twist and I am not fully done with Valmont...
[Read Moliere page @ script.vtheatre.net ]
Moliere (1622-1673), France's greatest comic dramatist, who produced, directed, and acted in the plays he wrote. Many of his comedies addressed serious themes and pointed the way to modern drama and experimental theater.
The School for Wives and The Learned Ladies, by Moli¿re The School for Wives concerns an insecure man who contrives to show the world how to rig an infallible alliance by marrying the perfect bride; The Learned Ladies centers on the domestic calamities wrought by a domineering woman upon her husband, children, and household. “Wilbur...makes Molière into as great an English verse playwright as he was a French one” (John Simon, New York). Introductions by Richard Wilbur.
3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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2006 : Godot