By Patrick Marber
The notorious, amoral hedonist in a society entranced through sensation. Moliere's farcical, tragic, anarchic Don Juan (1665) is the muse for Patrick Marber's new play during which the motion of the unique is relocated to offer day Soho, London.
Whereas Moliere condemned his anti-hero to a literal Hell, Marber condemns him to a hell of his personal making.
Don Juan in Soho premiered on the Donmar Warehouse in December 2006.
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