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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN ENGLISH It is one of the stories you've read parts of in class or maybe just heard about (it is after all not as well known as Shakespeare; but I personally like this one better). Dr. Faustus ... Read full review

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User Review  - mstrust - LibraryThing

Doctor Faustus doesn't believe in hell, and so has no fear of conjuring a demon. Faustus wants to sell his soul, which he does, in return for fame, status and knowledge. He quickly begins moving in ... Read full review

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User Review  - tikitu-reviews - LibraryThing

The introductory essay reads almost like a parody of scholarship, and the notes are almost totally useless for appreciating the play. The play itself is great though, particularly the (surprisingly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

This short play is based on a classic German legend about Faust, a scholar who makes a deal with the devil where he proposes to sell give his soul in exchange for unlimited knowledge and pleasure. In ... Read full review

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User Review  - joririchardson - LibraryThing

I expected Marlowe's writing to be closer to Shakespeare, but instead he reminded me more of Dante or Chaucer. A well written play with religious, philosophical, and allegoric implications. Doctor ... Read full review

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User Review  - deptstoremook - LibraryThing

This short but important work seems to pre-figure the more nuanced and complex ethical questions that Shakespeare starts addressing a few years down the line from when this piece was written and ... Read full review

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User Review  - cleverusername2 - LibraryThing

I love Shakespeare too, but his verbiage is much harder to follow than Marlowe. This story, what can I say. It's about hubris, forbidden lore, attaining ultimate power and ultimate corruption. It's epic and just as relevant all these years later. Read full review

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User Review  - Becky221 - LibraryThing

Interesting play, rather short. I enjoyed reading the original English translation (from the German) more. Read full review

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

The great scenes meeing the devil, Helen, the final damnation) are truly great, but some of the comedy is very feeble. Read full review

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User Review  - DCArchitect - LibraryThing

Shakespeare's contemporary Christopher Marlowe gives us his version of the Faustian Legend. Read full review


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