Dom Juan is a play by celebrated 17th Century French playwright Molière and is the final part to his "hypocrisy trilogy" of plays that include The School for Wives and Tartuffe. The play is derived from the archetypal womanizer/trickster Don Juan and his servant, and was generally panned by critics after its premier in 1665 for slandering religion and the king by casting the infamous libertine and his ideas in a heroic light. Despite the play's initial troubles, Dom Juan went on to become a major success after the author's death, albeit as a censored version. It wouldn't be until 1884, over 200 years after Molière's death, that Dom Juan would be performed publicly in its uncensored format since its premier.
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