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THEATRE “Don Juna Tenorio” by Jose Zorrilla at Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP) > 7pm on 2nd, 3rd & 4th November 2017

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Time : 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 02/11/2017 19:00 04/11/2017 20:30 Asia/Kolkata THEATRE “Don Juna Tenorio” by Jose Zorrilla Event Page : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served basis)

Venue : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001

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Metro : Nearest Metro Station - 'Rajiv Chowk' (Yellow Line and Blue Line)
Area : Connaught Place (CP)

Event Description :  THEATRE “Don Juna Tenorio” by José Zorrilla
Tribute to José Zorrilla

As part of 'Music and Performing Arts' Series. 

About the play: Don Juan Tenorio, Spanish drama in seven acts by José Zorrilla, produced and published in 1844. The play, a variation of the traditional Don Juan story, was the most popular play of 19th-century Spain. Zorrilla’s Romantic style and sensibility are revealed in the rollicking story of the young nobleman Don Juan who drinks, duels, and wenches his way through Sevilla. The young novice Ines chastely falls in love with Don Juan, then dies
after he abandons her. Don Juan later kills her father, Don Gonzalo. Years later, a statue of Don Gonzalo—the requisite “stone guest” of Don Juan tales—appears to Don Juan and shows him a vision of hell. Ines also appears to him and asks him to repent; as in no other versions of the story, he does so, though not until he is dying. While Zorrilla’s Don Juan is as selfish and lusty as his other literary counterparts, he is more an enchanter than a calculating seducer, and his vivid last-minute conversion adds a moral air to the play. (Enyclopaedia Britannica)

Cast: Zoya Khanday, Neelansh Mittra, Raabiya Marici, Chiranjeet Das, Ketan Dua, Gania Siddiqui, Lakshya Manchanda, Koyel Sahoo

About the director: Mayank Kaushik is a theatre actor and director working with little prithvi players for the past 6 years, which is now the homebased repertory of Prithvi theatre. An active part of bombay’s writer’s blog, he has completed 4 projects there which are currently under production with various repertories. Mayank has worked as a theatre dramaturgist for The Hive and conducted an all India theatre festival called NAATYASHASTRA.

About the playwright: José Zorrilla y Moral, (born Feb. 21, 1817, Valladolid, Spain—died Jan. 23, 1893, Madrid), poet and dramatist, the major figure of the nationalist wing of the Spanish Romantic movement. His work was enormously popular and is now regarded as quintessentially Spanish in style and tone. After studying law at Toledo and Valladolid, Zorilla y Moral left the university and went to Madrid to devote himself to literature. In 1837 he became an overnight success with his recitation of an elegy at the funeral of the poet Mariano José de Larra. He ran away from his wife and financial distress and was abroad from 1855 to 1866, where he wrote prolifically but  remained insolvent. In 1889 he was crowned as the national poet and was granted a government pension. Zorrilla  wrote effortlessly: he was an improviser who made his name with his leyendas (“legends”), which told of remote  times and places. His first collection of verse legends, Cantos del trovador (1841), however, suffered—like much of  his other poetry—from its carelessness and verbosity. Zorrilla’s greatest success was achieved with his version of  the Don Juan story, the play Don Juan Tenorio (1844). Written while he was in his 20s and later despised by him  as a failure, it was the most popular play of 19th-century Spain and is still frequently performed. Like his other  works, it exhibits those typically Spanish qualities that have made Zorrilla a uniquely national author: picturesque  characters, intrigues and coincidences in its plot, lyrical flights, and great Romantic colouring. (Enyclopaedia  Britannica)

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