Doctor Faustus

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Nick Hern Books, 1996 - Drama - 134 pages
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Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

The classic story of the learned Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil.

This edition contains two self-contained versions of the play, known as the A-text and the B-text, allowing readers to compare the available versions, and performers to choose the version that suits them best. It also contains a full introduction, notes on further reading, a chronology and a glossary of difficult words.

Edited by D.Bevington & E.Rasmussen, and introduced by Simon Trussler.

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Doctor faustus was a nice and thirling drama . i studied in detailed in my clg and i am a Fnglish Literature student .

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About the author (1996)

Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564. He received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587 from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a poet and playwright. His earliest work was translating Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He translated Vergil's Aeneid as a play. His plays included Tamburlaine the Great, Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Dido, Queen of Carthage. His unfinished poem Hero and Leander was published in 1598. In 1589, he and a friend killed a man, but were acquitted on a plea of self-defense. His political views were unorthodox, and he was thought to be a government secret agent. He was arrested in May 1593 on a charge of atheism. He was killed in a brawl in a Deptford tavern on May 30, 1593.

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