Doctor Faustus

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Overview

This student edition of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus is based on the earlier so-called A-text of the play, with the B-text scenes included in an appendix. It contains a lengthy introduction with interpretation of the play in its historical and cultural context, stage history, discussion of the complex textual problems, and background on the author, date and sources.

A guide to reading "Doctor Faustus" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This combines annotated and modernized versions of Marlowe's 1604 text, plus the 1592 English translation of an earlier German text on which Marlowe based his play. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"There is a wonderful sense that evil lurks in every corner." - Guardian

"A thing of beauty to watch." - Independent

"Faithful and clever." - Herald Scotland

"Catches well the hellish claustrophobia of our restless urges." - Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812418026
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) was one of the foremost English dramatists of the Elizabethan era and a contemporary of William Shakespeare.
 
Ros King is Professor of English at the University of Southampton, and Director of the Centre of Medieval and Renaissance Culture. She is author of several books including The Winter's Tale, for Palgrave's Shakespeare Handbook Series and editor of Comedy of Errors for Cambridge's New Shakespeare Series.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

About the Play

Summary of the Plot

The Play

Faustus and Salvation

The Vision of Helen

Early Performances

Recent Stage History

Date and Sources

The Author

Dr Faustus 1

Dramatis Personae 2

The Text 4

Appendix 83

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