Special Sub-Topic: Don Juan in the Arts
|"The Libertine" is a play about Don Juan. Who wrote it?|
Thomas Shadwell. The date of the play was 1676. Shadwell later figured in John Dryden's "MacFlecnoe."
|This writer's "Don Juan, ou le festin de pierre" is the basis for a ballet of the same title. Who is the author?|
Moliere. The opera was written by Gluck (1714-87) with scenario by Ranieri Calzabigi. Moliere's title means, "Don Juan, or the stone feast."
|Alexandr Pushkin wrote this 1839 play, which inspired the opera of the same title. What is it?|
The Stone Guest. The opera was first performed in 1872 by Alexandr Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, completed after his death by Cui and Rimsky-Korsakov.
|This Spanish play, "Don Juan Tenorio" (1844) is traditionally performed every year on: |
Halloween. The author, Jose Zorrilla y Moral, has Don Juan repenting of his evil lifestyle.
|"Don Juan" is a posthumously published poem by Nikolaus Lenau (1802-50). What country was Lenau from?|
Austria. It was the basis for Richard Strauss's symphonic poem, "Opus 20" (1889).
|Robert Browning wrote a poem about Don Juan; the last three words of the title are "at the Fair." Who was at the fair?|
Fifine. In the 1872 poem, Don Juan is the speaker. It's a pretty long poem.
|All of the following are works featuring Don Juan (or a Don Juan like character). Which one is not an opera?|
A Morte de D. Joao. The 1874 work is a realistic, anti-romantist portrait of the character by Portuguese poet Abilio Manuel Guerra Junqueiro. It is a poem, by the way.
|"Don Juan in Hell" is a dreamlike third act of this play.|
Man and Superman. It is from Shaw's 1905 play and is sometimes performed as a separate piece.
|"Don Juan in America" is by novelist Eric Linklater (1899-1974). Where was Linklater from? |
Scotland. The humorous work was published in 1939, with the typical "innocents abroad" theme.
|In "Don Juan de Marco" Johnny Depp plays a psychiatric patient who believed himself to be the great Don Juan. Who played the pyschiatrist? |
Marlon Brando & Brando. The film came out in 1995, and the setting was California.
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