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Doctor Faustus: With The English Faust Book (Hackett Classics)This edition of Doctor Faustus features annotated versions, with modernized spelling and punctuation, of the 1604 A-text and the 1592 text of Marlowe’s source, the English Faust Book–a translation of the best-selling Historia von Johann Fausten published in Frankfurt in 1587, which recounts the strange story of Doctor John Faustus and his pact with the spirit Mephistopheles.David Wootton’s Introduction charts Marlowe’s brief, meteoric career; the delicate social and political climate in which D…

Dr. FaustusThe Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the German story Faust, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power, experience, pleasure and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe’s death and at least 10 years after the first performance of the play. It is the most controversial Elizabethan play outside of Shakespeare, with few critics comin…

Doctor FaustusChristopher Marlowe was one of the most famous playwrights in all of literature. Marlowe’s tragic plays, noted for their blank verse and unique protagonists, were a great influence on the legendary William Shakespeare. Some of Marlowe’s classics include Doctor Faustus, Edward II, and Tamburlaine the Great. Doctor Faustus is a tragic play based off the classic German stories on the character Faust….

Doctor Faustus Doctor Faustus is a classic; its imaginative boldness and vertiginous ironies have fascinated readers and playgoers alike. But the fact that this play exists in two early versions, printed in 1604 and 1616, has posed formidable problems for critics. How much of either version was written by Marlowe, and which is the more authentic? Is the play orthodox or radically interrogative? Michael Keefer’s early work helped to establish the current consensus that the 1604 text was censored and revise…

Doctor Faustus (Norton Critical Editions)Renaissance England’s great tragedy of intellectual overreaching is as relevant and unsettling today as it was when first performed at the end of the sixteenth century. This edition provides newly edited texts of both the 1604 (A-Text) and 1616 (B-Text) versions of the play, each with detailed explanatory annotations. “Sources and Contexts” includes a generous selection from Marlowe’s main source, The Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Dr. John Faustus, along with contemporary writings on m…

Doctor Faustus and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) (Parts I and II)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 Rich…

Doctor FaustusThomas Mann’s last great novel, first published in 1947 and now newly rendered into English by acclaimed translator John E. Woods, is a modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which Germany sells its soul to the Devil. Mann’s protagonist, the composer Adrian Leverkuhn, is the flower of German culture, a brilliant, isolated, overreaching figure, his radical new music a breakneck game played by art at the very edge of impossibility. In return for twenty-four years of unparalleled musical accompli…

Doctor FaustusThis is Michael Keefer’s excellent 1604 version of Marlowe’s text. His introduction reconstructs the Renaissance ideological concepts that shaped and deformed Doctor Faustus, and the text is accompanied by collations, textual and explanatory notes, and excerpts from sources. The appendices include variants from the 1616 text and excerpts from The History of . . . Doctor John Faustus, Henricus Cornelius Agrippa, and John Calvin….

Doctor Faustus - Literary Touchstone ClassicThis Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary, vocabulary list, and translations from Latin to help the modern reader appreciate the beauty of this classical play. If you make a deal with the Devil, are you then damned for all eternity? This is the situation Doctor Faustus must face when his ambitions as a scholar and magician take an ominous turn. Having sold his soul to Lucifer in exchange for twenty-four years of power and pleasure, can Faustus repent and be saved-or is…

Christopher Marlowe, Doctor FaustusThis 15-hour free course explored the intricacies of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus as an introduction to the study of literature at undergraduate level….