The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (Crofts Classics)

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The text of the edition is based primarily on the 1604 text with some readings from the 1616 version. Edited by Paul H. Kocher, this edition of The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus for performance and study features an introduction with a detailed discussion of the date, authorship, and textual questions regarding the play as well as its sources and interpretation. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Christopher Marlowe and a selected bibliography.

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

Length is approximately 2 hours.

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One of the most durable myths in Western culture, the story of Faust tells of a learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Early enactments of Faust's damnation were often the raffish fare of clowns and low comedians. But the young Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593) recognized in the story of Faust's temptation and fall the elements of tragedy.
In his epic treatment of the Faust legend, Marlowe retains much of the rich phantasmagoria of its origins. There are florid visions of an enraged Lucifer, dueling angels, the Seven Deadly Sins, Faustus tormenting the Pope, and his summoning of the spirit of Alexander the Great. But the playwright created equally powerful scenes that invest the work with tragic dignity, among them the doomed man's calling upon Christ to save him and his ultimate rejection of salvation for the embrace of Helen of Troy.

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