The Russian state theater "Satyricon" named after Arkady Raikin represents the premiere of the immortal comedy Moliere "Don Juan" performed by the best artists of the theater.
Director: Yegor Peregudov
"Don Juan, or the Stone Feast" (also often referred to in Russian translations as "Don Juan, or Stone Guest") - a comedy in five acts of Moliere, written in 1665. First presented February 15, 1665 at the Palais Royal Theater.
After the ban in 1664 of the play "Tartuffe" Molière throws a new challenge to society and the clergy. He takes a popular story in France about the Sevillian libertine Don Juan and creates on his basis a daring, in his time, comedy of morals.
The premiere took place on February 15, 1665 in the Paris theater Palais Royal, but after fifteen performances Moliere withdrew the play from the repertoire, fearing a new scandal. During Moliere's lifetime, the comedy was no longer performed on stage and was not published (the first publication with censorship seizures dates back to 1682). After the discontinuation of the performances in Paris, Mr. de Roshmon's libel was published. Considerations regarding one comedy by Moliere entitled "The Stone Feast", where the author accused Moliere of atheism and identified him with the title character of the comedy.
In 1677, on the initiative of Moliere's widow, actress Armanda Bejart, the comedy was played in the poetic adaptation of Tom Corneille. This edition existed on the stage until 1847, when the original Moliere text was returned to the stage in the Paris theater "Comedie Francaise".
In Russia, the comedy was first staged by the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg on May 5, 1816 (Don Juan - Mr. Sosnitsky, Elvira - Mrs. Valberkhova). The first translation of the comedy entitled "Don Juan, or Stone Guest" was performed by I. Valberch in 1816.
I liked the spectrum, and it was very gratifying that the main role played by Timothy Tribuntsev, immediately opened the context of the situation, it seemed that on the surface lies something that was previously invisible. A separate "bravo" to Anton Kuznetsov - delightful! And it seems to me that the waistcoats of the oarsmen, and the talk of the fishermen, are all to the point, it's all from our surrounding life. Konstantin Arkadevich - my stormy applause, jewelry work.