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"Don Juan is the dashing, wanton, blasphemous libertine, first immortalized in Tirso de Molina’s play El Burlador de Sevilla of 1630, who found currency in the best of European literature since and captured the imagination, not only of the Spanish people, but of writers and musicians around the world"
"In his memoirs, Zorilla tells us how he was told of the death of Spanish essayist Larra by a well-known literary figure, Mossard, who suggested he write something for the burial, and which could later be published. Zorilla stayed up all night to complete the work which shot him to fame and fortune. " The work was Don Juan Tenorio
Whatever the literary origins of the legend of Don Juan may be, he certainly caught the imagination of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Italians took a pantomime version to France in 1657, and there, after attempts by Dorimund and De Villiers, it rooted in a successful version by Molíère
A REPRINT FROM GUIDEPOST 21 November 1986
By Brad Beckman
Something about the sanctity of the Thanksgiving tradition
Cover of the 26 July 1991 GUIDEPOST issue
A Reprint from GUIDEPOST
Ed’s note: A quarter of a century after “Looking
"Music and dance are like a marriage of two busy people. They work and create individually and come together once in a while. "
"Perhaps the whole experience must be lived to be fully understood and appreciated, not just the ‘encierros’ but the spirit and philosophy and ‘joie de vivre’ of this peaceful little town that wakes up on July 7 and does not go back into a peaceful slumber again until July 15"
Reprint of a very revealing article. It paints a perfect picture of the world-famous Prado Museum 52 years ago. Equally important: it offers an insightful glimpse of the key people who ran the museum. Guidepost was a very young 7-year-old then!
In 1975 Jeffrey Owen observed: "The Plaza Mayor remains the heart of much of what remains of old city life in Madrid – festivals, processions, Sunday strolls and nocturnal merry-making, sun-sitting, café-lounging, tapa–hopping and al fresco dining." GUIDEPOST suggests this is still true in 2017