Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe

Doctor Faustus

By Christopher Marlowe

  • Release Date: 2016-06-25
  • Genre: Theater


“Doctor Faustus” or “The tragical history of the life and death of Doctor Faustus” is a play by Christopher Marlowe first performed in 1594 and published in 1604. “Doctor Faustus” is adapted from the German “Faust”. Faustus is bored; he has reached the limits of knowledge in many disciplines. He asks his servant to call on two famous magicians. These magicians explain to him how to call on the Good angel and the Bad angel. Then Mephistophilis, Lucifer’s servant, appears and talks to Faustus, who strikes a deal; he will get 24 years of life during which Mephistophilis will be his servant, after which he will be damned and live in hell for eternity.