The Theatre of Don Juan: A Collection of Plays and Views, 1630-1963

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Oscar Mandel
U of Nebraska Press, 1986 - Drama - 731 pages
"Many good things are provided for our instruction and delight in this handsome volume. Chief among them perhaps, and most keenly wanted in a collection of this sort . . . are sanity and wit."?The Romanic Review



"A most interesting literary history of the Don Juan theme with the plays or works themselves serving as illustrations. Professor Mandel's general introduction and his shorter introductions and commentaries throughout the book are solid, wise, and engaging."?Robert E. Taylor, Renaissance News



"This anthology is exhaustive and informative, expertly translated, and, by virtue of its subject, damned exciting."?Quarterly Journal of Speech



"[The translations] are lively and . . . quite faithful to the originals. . . . The long introduction could well stand alone: fruitful in original observations on the nature of Don Juan, spirited, argu-mentative, and quite personal."?Armand F. Singer, Hispania



The eternal Don Juan, the creation more than 350 years ago of a monk and dramatist known as Tirso de Molina, has appeared on the boards as a thinker and fool, hero and villain, but never as anything less than a great lover. Oscar Mandel's Theatre of Don Juan presents different aspects of the Don's spectacular progress through a half-dozen countries, epochs, and intellectual climates. Here are full-length plays by Molina, Moli_re, Shadwell, Da Ponte, Grabbe, Moncrieff, Zorrilla, and Rostand; excerpts from plays by Shaw, Montherlant, and Frisch; plus a dozen critical and interpretative essays. In his introduction, Mandel examines the legend of Don Juan.

 

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Contents

THE LEGEND OF DON JUAN
3
DON JUAN IN SPAIN 1616P1630
37
DON JUAN IN ITALY FRANCE AND ENGLAND
100
DON JUAN IN ITALY GERMANY AND AUSTRIA
251
THE ROMANTIC DON JUAN
317
DON JUAN AS TITAN 1829
328
DON JUAN ON THE MUSICAL STAGE 18171820
398
NINETEENTHCENTURY VIEWS 18321843
447
THE SECOND HALF OF THE CENTURY
539
THE MOLECULAR DON JUAN
543
TWENTIETHCENTURY VIEWS 19221959
547
DON JUAN UNMASKED 1921
564
DON JUAN AT MIDCENTURY
665
Act II by Henry de Montherlant
675
Max Frisch and Don Juan oder die Liebe zur Geometric
695
BIBLIOGRAPHY
725

THE APOTHEOSIS OF DON JUAN 1844
464

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