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By Patrick Marber

The notorious, amoral hedonist in a society entranced by way 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 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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Don Juan in Soho: After Molière

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 within 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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So you'll 'ave a word with the Earl. 6 Stan As soon as he returns. Pause. Lottie Wanna get me tits done. Stan l'm so·fry? Lottie Need the money to go up 'Arley Street. Do me tits. See. She demonstrates the look she'd like, raising her bosom and clasping her breasts together. DJ Don't you dare change a thing. Lottie turns. DJ stands watching her, has been there a while, unseen. He wears a gown and cotton trousers provided by the hospital. He could a/most be a doctor. Please remain perfectly stilL He walks round her, slowly, observing her parts.

Aloysius Don't speak, just breathe. That's it. That's it. DJ I do have basic first aid, am available to administer kiss of life! Aloysius Shut it! DJ Right you are, bog man! Aloysius ~rings up, brandishes the knife. Aloysius Don't push it. I will gut you like a fish. DJ Is this how you treat family? l'm still your brotherin-law. Aloysius My little sister is suicidal. YOU ARE NOT FAMILY! DJ Well, I can see it's a moot point. Aloysius goes back to Colm. D] saunters back to Stan and they sit on a bench; sharing the joint.

He has you to wake for. ) Hrrr! Lottie's bobbing increases in speed. DJ rests his left elbow on her blanketed head, subtly controlling her rhythm. She slows dawn. Are your friends in with him? Mattie nods. You needed some space. ) lt's almost impossible not to think of dear Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mattíe Didn't he ... drown? DJ I meant the poetry, not the demise. Hrrr! Mattie becomes vaguely conscious, despite her grief, that something is amiss in D]'s lap. Quick as a flash Stan passes DJ the holdall.

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