Composers and their stage works 

Don Juan

Bertolt Brecht

Adapted from Molière. Translated by Ralph Manheim

Play. M 15 F6.

In this adaptation Don Juan, the legendary lover, is regarded as a means to ridicule the hypocrisy and pretentiousness of the world as he pursues his amorous ways, dodges and outwits his enemies until, in the form of the Statue of the Commander, he meets his inevitable nemesis and is cast into hell tire. This is one of Brecht's less radical adaptations and one of those with which he apparently had least to do.