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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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The play focuses on Doctor Faustus, a respected scholar on a mission to acquire greater knowledge and after summoning the devil and his servant, ends up exchanging his soul for 24 years of unlimited knowledge and power.
Mann notes that he first had the idea of conceiving a Faust story in relation to Tonio Kroger in 1901 (1961, 17-18) and it will be forty-six years between this demonic impulse and the publication of Doctor Faustus. Thomas Mann's friend and colleague Erich Kahler offers the explanation in his classic and still immensely useful study The Orbit of Thomas Mann that Tonio Kroger treats:
Before we embark upon Faustus's story, let us compare and contrast certain similar and dissimilar characters to that of Faustus as are observed in the contemporary world.
What is certain is the plays he left and their lasting influence, including The Jew of Malta, Tamburlaine the Great, Edward II (which many claim to the be the first sympathetic take on same-sex relations in English literature) and, of course, Dr Faustus.
Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company presents Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History Of The Life And Death Of Doctor Faustus at the Guildhall Theatre next month.
Members of the University of Chester's Theatre Society brought in the donation to Mind through ticket sales for their production of Christopher Marlowe's play Doctor Faustus.
THEATRE Doctor Faustus "Fools that will laugh on earth must weep in hell." Off Topic Theatre present their first production, Doctor Faustus, an Elizabethan tragedy classic written by the brilliant Christopher Marlowe.
Leslie Kane's observations on Mamet's ethnicity and moral values are, in specific, pertinent to Mamet's 2004 Faustus, originally entitled Dr Faustus, a two-act play that has been, despite its ethnic orientations and profound religious notions, characteristically analysed and evaluated in juxtaposition with Christopher Marlowe's 16th century Doctor Faustus.
Following Conscience, the personification of Despair is examined in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene.
Second is the longer 1616 B-text of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus where a stage direction ("Musicke while the Throne descends") is followed by a speech from the Good Angel that tells Faustus: "Hadst thou affected sweet diuinitie ...
Faustus, a character from Christopher Marlowe's play 'Dr.
Appropriately, the 29-year-old, seen heading home from his local Sainsbury's in North London, is now starring in the West End in the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus.
The Game of Thrones star, 29, is the lead character in Doctor Faustus at London's The Duke of York's theatre.
Jade Croot, 17, has made the move to London and is embracing her first professional role in a production as Helen of Troy in Dr Faustus.