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Dr Faustus (New Mermaids)

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Publisher Comments:

This edition is based on the earlier version of this hugely successful

Renaissance tragedy, the A-text published in 1604 which, it is

generally agreed, preserves much of Marlowe's original version. In

addition, it separately includes the scenes that were adapted or added

in the B-text of 1616. Marlowe joined the form of the late medieval

morality play to the historical material found in the German tale of

Johann Faust, who sells his soul to the devil in return of infinite

power and knowledge. Ironically undercutting the aspirations of

Renaissance Man, the play presents a devil who fails to impress the

sinner with the realities of hell - 'I think hell's a fable,' Faustus

shrugs - and calls into question the medium of theatre, which time and

again serves the devil to distract Faustus when the pious promptings of

his heart threaten to lead him to repentance.

Synopsis:

Christopher Marlowe's play has two different recognized texts, with most editions based on the B text. Due to recent arguments for the authenticity of A, this edition is based on the A text. It includes a discussion of biographical, dramatic, and theatrical aspects of the play.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713667905
Author:
GILL, ROMA
Editor:
GILL, ROMA
Editor:
Gill, Roma
Author:
Gill, Roma
Author:
Marlowe, Chri
Author:
stopher
Publisher:
Methuen Drama
Location:
N
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
New Mermaids
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
c 5 photographs/line drawings
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
200 x 130 in.

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , Christopher Marlowe's play has two different recognized texts, with most editions based on the B text. Due to recent arguments for the authenticity of A, this edition is based on the A text. It includes a discussion of biographical, dramatic, and theatrical aspects of the play.
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