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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.

With immense poetic skill, and psychological insight that foreshadowed the later work of Shakespeare and the Jacobean playwrights, Marlowe created in Dr. Faustus one of the first true tragedies in English. Vividly dramatic, rich in poetic grandeur, this classic play remains a robust and lively exemplar of the glories of Elizabethan drama.

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Classic tale of a man's sale of his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge, transformed by an Elizabethan playwright into an epic tragedy of psychological insights and poetic grandeur.

Synopsis:

One of Western culture's most enduring myths recounts a learned German doctor's sale of his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe transformed the Faust legend into the English language's first epic tragedy, a vivid drama that abounds in psychological insights and poetic grandeur.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486282084
Author:
Marlowe, Christopher
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Martowe
Author:
Marlow, Christopher
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
Magicians -- Germany -- Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Faust - Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
375
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.13 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
Classic tale of a man's sale of his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge, transformed by an Elizabethan playwright into an epic tragedy of psychological insights and poetic grandeur.
"Synopsis" by ,
One of Western culture's most enduring myths recounts a learned German doctor's sale of his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe transformed the Faust legend into the English language's first epic tragedy, a vivid drama that abounds in psychological insights and poetic grandeur.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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