9780713673760

Doctor Faustus (New Mermaids)

Marlowe, Christopher

ISBN 10: 0713673761 / 0-7136-7376-1
ISBN 13: 9780713673760
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

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.


Review:
This is a full cast production with sound effects and original music produced at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre.

Length is approximately 2 hours.

From the Publisher

Review:
Christopher Marlowe's play "Dr. Faustus" that includes features of the text :

Notes on the page highlighted for emphasis

Interviews on performance issues

Illustrations of theater, movie stills

Emphasis on the work in performance

Full up-to-date bibliography

Discussion questions

Interview with Ralph Alan Cohen on Performance of Doctor Faustus

Interview with Andreas Teuber on being Mephistopheles in Burton's Faustus

Special section on performance

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