The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546942412

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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, based on German stories about the title character Faust, that was first performed sometime between 1588 and Marlowe's death in 1593. Two different versions of the play were published in the Jacobean era, several years later. The powerful effect of early productions of the play is indicated by the legends that quickly accrued around them-that actual devils once appeared on the stage during a performance, "to the great amazement of both the actors and spectators," a sight that was said to have driven some spectators mad.

Dr. Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113876

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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One of the glories of Elizabethan drama: Marlowe's powerful retelling of the story of the learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Footnotes.

Doctor Faustus

Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719016431

Category: Drama

Page: 298

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This volume in the "Revel Plays" series, offers reading editions, with modern spelling, of the 1604 and 1616 editions of Marlowe's play, arguing that the two cannot be conflated into one. Included are sources and commentary, literary criticism, style and staging/performance assessments.

Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408144700

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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'...make me immortal with a kiss' Doctor Faustus is a play about desire: for the best in life, for knowledge, power, material comfort, and influence. Faustus sells his soul to the devil hoping to learn the secrets of the universe, but is fobbed off with explanations which he knows to be inadequate. He is obsessed with fame, but his achievement as a devil-assisted celebrity magician is less substantial than it was previously as a scholar. Marlowe's most famous play is a tragedy, but also extremely funny. It involves hideous representations of the Seven Deadly Sins, and of Helen of Troy, the world's most beautiful woman. With its fireworks and special effects, it was one of the most spectacular and popular on the Elizabethan stage. Yet, ever since Marlowe's death, it has been regularly rewritten. Its mix of fantastical story, slapstick, and raw human emotion still arouses conflicting interpretations, and presents us with endlessly fascinating problems. This student edition is based on the earlier so-called A-text of the play, with the B-text scenes included in an appendix. It contains a lengthy Introduction with interpretation of the play in its historical and cultural context, stage history, discussion of the complex textual problems, and background on the author, date and sources.

Doctor Faustus

A critical guide

Author: Sara Munson Deats

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441188576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Doctor Faustus, is Christopher Marlowe's most popular play and is often seen as one of the overwhelming triumphs of the English Renaissance. It has had a rich and varied critical history often arousing violent critical controversy. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, surveying notable stage productions from its initial performance in 1594 to the present and including TV, audio and cinematic versions. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated biography provide a basis for further individual research.

Doctor Faustus

Author: Colin Teevan,Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943798X

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus is regarded by many as ‘a great play marred’ by dated satire and suspect third and fourth acts. A play with a long history of ‘additions’, Colin Teevan’s contemporary scenes link the thrilling danger of Marlowe’s opening acts with the profound terror and tragedy of his finale in a radical and darkly comic new take on a classic of the English stage. This revival is presented by The Jamie Lloyd Company at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London from April 2016.

Doctor Faustus and Other Plays

Author: Christopher Marlowe,David M. Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834454

Category: Drama

Page: 503

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Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent, is the most important of Shakespeare's contemporaries. This edition offers his five major plays, which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the few years before his violent death. Tamburlaine Part One and Part Two deal with the rise to world prominence of the great Scythian shepherd-robber; The Jew of Malta is a drama of villainy and revenge; Edward II was to influence Shakespeare's Richard II. Doctor Faustus, perhaps the first drama taken from the medieval legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil, is here in both its A- and its B- text, showing the enormous and fascinating differences between the two. Under the General Editorship of Dr. Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.

Doctor Faustus

Text and Performance

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349065382

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Page: 87

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Overturning Dr. Faustus

Rereading Thomas Mann's Novel in Light of Observations of a Non-political Man

Author: Frances Lee

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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A radically new view of Mann's last major novel.

Christianity in Doctor Faustus

Author: Alexander Häuser

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640529235

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Page: 36

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, University of Augsburg (Lehrstuhl fur Englische Literaturgeschichte), course: The Other Shakespeare - The Works and Plays of Christopher Marlowe, language: English, abstract: Many things are said about Christopher Marlowe, a playwright who died at the age of 29 in a pub in Deptford mysteriously. People say he used to be a spy for the British government and an atheist whose death was "God's justice on a sinner." "A blasphemer who had "denied God and his son Christ ... affirming our Saviour to be but a deceiver ... and the holy Bible but vain and idle stories." Whether there is any truth in theses accusations cannot be answered, but although we do not know whether Marlowe was an atheist, it is for sure that Marlowe got in touch with religion quite intensive. This term paper shall point out how Christopher Marlowe dealt with the topic Christianity in Dr. Faustus. As it is clear, that a play that deals with God and the devil cannot leave Christian theology out, particular notes shall be written about the matters of the negative approach towards Christianity, the subject of repentance and the issue how the purgatory is being demonstrated in the play. Therefore examples for these topics will be shown and commented on."