Theater: The Alienated Seducer

Where stands Don Juan in the sexual revolution? Like Faust, he is one of the archetypes of Western culture —snapping his fingers at human decency and God's law, acting out man's secret fantasy of seduction as a way of life. Punishment was necessary, of course; hell ultimately yawns for him in many of the legend's countless versions, with a macabre assist from a stone statue stamping after him for vengeance. A sense of wickedness, though, depends on an accepted set of rules and values. In the permissive, post-Christian world, the idea of seduction as sin is definitely dated.

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