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Don Juan Tenorio: A Religious-Fantasy Drama in Two Parts
When Jos Zorrilla completed Don Juan Tenorio in 1844 little did he know that he had just written what would become the most popular Spanish play of all time. While the opening performance was a modest one, Zorrilla's interpretation of the legendary Don Juan myth was so well-liked by the public that, in a very short time, its success was overwhelming. Shortly after, Don ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Juan de La Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
(first published April 4th 2012)
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An amazing work that explains the genius of the original, providing context, explanation and interpretation, all while presenting a translation that is faithful to the original in both content and meter. Too often, we are faced with the decision of choosing a work that reflects only one or the other. I genuinely hope to see this as a theatrical production some day.
Dramaturgo y poeta español que fue una de las figuras más destacadas del romanticismo. Nació en Valladolid y estudió en las universidades de Toledo y Valladolid. Escritor enormemente prolífico, publicó cuarenta obras, en su mayoría historias nacionales, entre 1839 y 1849. También completó los Cantos del trovador (1840-1841), una serie de leyendas españolas escritas en verso. En 1850 se trasladó a ...moreMore about José Zorrilla...