Doctor Faustus

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Nick Hern Books, 1996 - Drama - 134 pages
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The text of the edition is based primarily on the 1604 text with some readings from the 1616 version. Edited by Paul H. Kocher, this edition of The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus for performance and study features an introduction with a detailed discussion of the date, authorship, and textual questions regarding the play as well as its sources and interpretation. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Christopher Marlowe and a selected bibliography.

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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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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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