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Synonyms for Faustus

an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge


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Faustus must orally "sign" the document--"Speak, Faustus, do you deliver this as your deed?
While Matthew Dunster's realization was full of spectacular moments, the central relationship--between Paul Hilton's Faustus and Arthur Darvill's Mephistopheles--was etiolated, so that there was at the heart of the show very little to pull focus from the vaunting magnificence of Marlowe's script.
According to Kearney, Doctor Faustus offers a "parody" of a conversion narrative.
In addition to this persistent demystification, King's argument heightens critical interest by showing how 'the Faustus narrative .
It must be noted that casting a female in the role of Mephistophilis gave it a peculiar effectiveness; while Cole was never overtly feminine and even wore male clothes for her performance, there was a certain sensuousness that would appear at particular moments, as when Faustus leaned in to kiss Helen.
In "'Mark this show': Magic and Theater in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus," Sarah Deats traces parallels between magic and dramaturgy in the culture as a whole, focusing particularly on anti-theatrical pamphlets, and then shows how these operate in Marlowe's play.
FATE struck cruelly for JD Smith at the beginning of May, when Dr Faustus engineered a blow that was to seriously curtail his riding activities, but we are happy to report the healing process has been a little quicker than first anticipated.
20) but I give the nod to Michael Bell's colt who chased home Spacious and Dr Faustus at Leicester as a two-year-old.
Hugh Grady's "Hamlet as Mourning-Play: A Benjaminesque Interpretation" addresses Shakespeare's tragedy through Benjamin's difficult theory of Trauerspiel, reading play and theory against each other in a mutually reinforcing analysis; Heather Anne Hirschfeld's "'The verie paines of hell': Doctor Faustus and the Controversy over Christ's Descent" examines Faustus's obsession with hell in terms of Reformation concerns about the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice as debated in the controversy over his post-Crucifixion descent into hell; Bradley Greenburg's "'O for a muse of fire': Henry V and Plotted Self-Exculpation," identifies "discourse networks" operative in 1.
SELLING your soul to the devil remains as powerful and provocative a concept now as it was to audiences when Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus was first performed in the late 1500s.
But Doktor Faustus too is a late work, since cultural exhaustion and historical belatedness are its principal themes.
Back in England for a few more years, Larry worked occasional factory jobs and tried his luck on the repertory stage, landing a starring role in Christopher Marlowe's Faustus and playing Mercutio to Alec Guinness' Romeo in a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Old Vic.
The joke is on Faustus when he tells the devil he has conjured, "Come, I think hell's a fable"; his true tragedy begins later, as he comes to believe but prefers to be damned "with the old philosophers.
One of my teachers, the distinguished British composer Peter Racine Fricker, casually mentioned once that every music major should be required to read Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus.
She went on to appear in FTP's Doctor Faustus and Sing for Your Supper, as well as on Broadway and in cabaret and symphony concerts.