Faust, Part 2
In this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a journey through ancient Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably beautiful Helen of Troy, as well as the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his 'imaginative longing to join poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks'. Further to the themes of redemption and salvation in this great drama, are Goethe's eerie premonitions of modern phenomena such as inflation and the creation of life by scientific synthesis.
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Twilit Ceremonial Hall
On the Upper Peneus as before
Rocky Coves on the Aegean Sea
The Inner Courtyard of a Castle
Brightly Lit Rooms
Act Four Act Three already Anaxagoras ancient appear Battle of Pharsalus Baucis beauty blessed CHARIOTEER Chiron CHORUS Classical Walpurgis Night Devil Dioscuri dramatic dream earth Eckermann EMPEROR eternal Euphorion eyes feel fire flames fool German ghosts give goddess Goethe Goethe’s Faust gold Greek Gretchen Gryphons head hear heart heaven Helen Heracles hero Homunculus human images LADY Lamiae land light live look Lord Lynceus lyric magic man’s Menelaus MEPHISTO Mephistopheles moon Mothers mountain Nereids NEREIDS AND TRITONS Nereus never Odysseus once Peneus Philemon Philemon and Baucis PHORCIDES PHORCYAS play Plutus poem poet Poetic business poetry Proteus Queen rock scene sense shape shining singing SIRENS Sparta speak Sphinxes spirit stand story striving Telchines tell THALES there’s Thessaly things thought treasure Troy verse Walpurgis Night Weimar What’s woman women word Zeus