Dom Juan, ou Le Festin de Pierre
Not to be confused with Don Juan, ou Le Festin de Pierre, the ballet by Gluck and Calzabigi.
The original text
Based on Tirso de Molina's version of the legend of Don Juan, the play was first produced at the Palais Royal, Paris, February 15, 1665, with Molière playing the part of "Sganarelle". First published in a heavily censored version for the first time in 1682.
Translations and adaptation
Used as the basis for a ballet (Don Juan, ou Le Festin de Pierre) by Ranieri de' Calzabigi (libretto) and Christoph Willibald von Gluck (music), and originally choreographed by Gasparo Angiolini
Performance history in South Africa
1968: Performed in Afrikaans as Don Juan by the Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in September 1968 in the H.B. Thom Theatre. Directed by Ben Dehaeck, who also played the title role, with a cast that included Johan Esterhuizen, Bettina Camerer, Herman Pretorius, Piers Nicholson, Willem Coetzee, Fred Nel, Esther Brandt, Carina Fick, Etienne Pienaar, Frikkie Engels, Mariette Burnett, Thierry Delameilleure and Gerhard Nieuwenhuizen.
Don Juan theatre programme (UTS 1968).
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