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Paul Epstein

The Ghost in Don Giovanni’s Closet: Three Psychological Perspectives


A look at the psychological factors motivating Don Giovanni after he murders a man. Paul Epstein examines how Mozart's opera reveals much about the social and philosophical beliefs of the time and how the opera is received today.

The popularity of Don Giovanni suggests that we still need to hear this story even though society has radically changed. How do we respond to Don Juan characters now? Why do people need to hear this story again and again?

Wednesday, March 24th

7:30 pm — 8:30 pm



Paul Epstein has explored the symbolic and healing power of the performing arts for the last thirty years.  He holds a BA in Classical Civilization (with a focus on Greek Theater) from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MA in Psychology and Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.


Concurrent with a twenty-plus year career in Jewish education, Paul has investigated archetypal psychology through the theory and practice of digital art, creative writing, photography, and clowning.


Paul resides in Piedmont, CA with his wife, two children, and one cat.

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