Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre (Don Juan or The Feast with the Statue) is based on the legend of Don Juan. Molière's characters Dom Juan and Sganarelle are the French counterparts to the Spanish Don Juan and Catalinón. It is the last of Molière's hypocrisy trilogy (the other two are The School for Wives and Tartuffe) and was first performed in 1660.
The play was originally written in prose, and was withdrawn after 15 performances after attacks by Molière's critics, charging him of offending religion and the king.
Molière drew his inspiration from the main character of a work by Tirso de Molina called El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra. However, the characters from the two plays differ in several aspects.