Don Juan in Soho: After Molière by Patrick Marber

By Patrick Marber

The notorious, amoral hedonist in a society entranced by means of 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 give 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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Elds. A gentleman would hunt fox and deer, right here. So-ho! Stan I've got an announcement: I resign. This is me resigning. I've resigned! DJ (pauses for effect) Thanks for your service. Stan Right, you're obviously mortified, so I'll have my wages and l'll be off. Let's go over to your ho use, you sign a cheque (you owe me twenty-seven thousand and eleven pounds) and then you'll never see me again. DJ As you wish. ) Mind ifl finish my snack? ' D] contemplates a short, fat chip, holds it up to his face, closes one eye.

Stan exits. Dalia and Ruby whisper to each other. Dalia Mister, do you want for us to go fuck off? She speaks with an unidentifiable East European accent. DJ Most certainly not. You are my honoured guests. Sit. They do so. They both light cigarettes and curl up on the sofa. D] hands them his bottle of whisky. Ruby I like this drink. Thank you, Mister Donwan. The girls share swigs from the bottle, licking drops from each other's lips. 57 DJ Oh, you delicious slatterns. Sound of loo flushing downstairs.

Her heart is an organ and, yes, I played it and yes, she's upset. It was a rotten so thing to do and I am a rotter. (Salaâously). But she had some not inconsiderable fun and felt herself loved and in a manner of speaking she was. No. I will not go and 'repair her broken heart'. -· He does a ·mocking little jig. Aloysius (to Colm) Satisfied? Colm nods, stunned. Aloysius approaches D1. They face each other, close, intense. We will meet again. Be assured of it. DJ Whenever you want. Aloysius Until then.

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