Summary: Famous in drama, opera, poetry and story, the immortal rake, Don Juan, is here treated by Molière as a means to ridicule human follies, pretensions and hypocrisies while, albeit delightfully, pointing up a timeless moral. The action of the play moves with swiftness and style as Don Juan pursues his amorous prey, bemusing his world-weary servant, Sganarelle, and deftly turning aside the wrath of his enemies. Contemptuous and arrogant, Don Juan is also a figure ...show moreof enormous verve and magnetism, and while the error of his ways makes his demise inevitable, the calm dignity with which he accepts his spectacular fate only adds to his richness and dimensions as a legendary character. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 73
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