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Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, The (1616 version)

By Marlowe, Christopher

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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, The (1616 version)  
Author: Marlowe, Christopher
Language: English
Subject: Dramatic Works, Play
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, The (1616 version)
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


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The Tragicall 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 Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play. No Elizabethan play outside the Shakespeare canon has raised more controversy than Doctor Faustus. There is no agreement concerning the nature of the text and the date of composition... and the centrality of the Faust legend in the history of the Western world precludes any definitive agreement on the interpretation of the play. This recording uses the 1616 quarto, published by John Wright, which contains significant alterations from and additions to the quarto of 1604. The text of the first quarto was used for a previous recording ( ) (Summary by Wikidpedia and Algy Pug)

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