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Read online Dr. Faustus.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dr. Faustus 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 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 by Christopher Marlowe

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Dr. Faustus
Title:Dr. Faustus
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Number of Pages:56
Category:Classics, Plays, Fiction, Fantasy, Literature
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Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1, The Jew of Malta, The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage, Hero and Leander, Doctor Faustus and Other Plays, Parts 1-2, Dr. Faustus, Complete Poems and Translations, Edward II, Tamburlaine, The Complete Plays
Marlowe s unfinished masterpiece as completed by George Chapman Includes an introduction and notes by Edward Blunt, Marlowe s seven plays dramatise the fatal lure of potent forces whether religious occult or erotic In the victories of Tamburlaine Faustus s encounters with the demonic the irreverence of Barabas in THE JEW OF MALTA and the humiliation of Edward II in his fall from power and influence Marlowe explores the shifting balance between power and helplessness the sacred and its desecration, Christopher Marlowe 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 br 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 Richard II Doctor Faustus perhaps the first drama taken from the medieval legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil is here in both its A and its B text showing the enormous and fascinating differences between the two br Under the General Editorship of Dr Michael Cordner of the University of York the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation In addition there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation, The last of Marlowe s great dramas often considered his masterpiece