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


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One of the best scenes comes with the parade of the Seven Deadly Sins, who are each introduced, in turn, to an amazed Faustus at the end of Act 1.
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.
Dr Faustus, a third runner for the American handler and seventh in last year's renewal, was second in the same race in 2012 and is another with two previous starts this season.
FESTIVAL headliners Faustus are back on the road and performing in Leamington later this month.
The company's other shows this season include William Shakespeare's ''Hamlet'' starring Peter Sarsgaard, and Christopher Marlowe's ''Doctor Faustus.
She then examines the dramatized novel Between the Acts, commenting on Jeannette Winterson and Woolfe's hybridic legacy, Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Robert Wilson and the Wooster Group, and Faustus's perpetual refashioning.
Tomorrow offers a stark contrast in that the raucous retro R'n'R outfit, Jim Jones Revue, have a gig at Hoults Yard, while the folk trio Faustus have their own devilish pact at Gateshead's lovely Victorian Old Town Hall.
On a considerably smaller scale -at least as far as budgets go - the Blue Orange Theatre on Great Hampton Street (in the Jewellery Quarter) has been putting on Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
Starring in Doctor Faustus forced the actress to delay her royal appointment to get her MBE - awarded in the New Year's Honours list.
The improving eight-year-old Dr Faustus (Doug Watson/Patrick Dobbs) has every chance to strike in the 2200m TB Handicap (tapieta) the second feature of the night.
Thomas Mann's two greatest novels, The Magic Mountain (1924) and Doctor Faustus (1947)--the first published in the middle and the second toward the end of his literary life--seem to have little in common.
Doctor Faustus, restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil: if the veil spirit Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the Devil after death.
Doug Watson would appear to have a strong hand with recent Abu Dhabi winner Mantoba joined by stablemates Jawhar and Dr Faustus, who were fourth and fifth in the same race.
In a series of varied and intriguing chapters, she considers how an array of early modern dramas--Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare's Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Tempest--can be seen to highlight this ongoing negotiation between spatial and supernatural epistemologies.