Doctor Faustus By Christopher Marlowe
Adapted and directed by Jennifer Dick
MA CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY TEXT
"Go bear these tidings togreat Lucifer:
Say I surrender up to him my soul,
So he will spare me four andtwenty years,
Letting me live in all voluptuousness;
Having thee ever to attend on me;
To give me whatsoever I shall ask."
Doctor Faustus, a scholar, makes a terrible and terrifying bargain with the Devil. He will give up his immortal soul in exchange for 24 years of power and excess. Attended by the demon Mephistopheles, and a coterie of Fallen Angels, he embarks on a life full of indulgence, proud and unrepentant. A group of Good Angels accompany them, ever hopeful of saving Faustus from himself and the horrifying fate that awaits him if he cannot find penitence.
Marlowe's classic is both thrilling and terrifying and asks the ever relevant question – What price is your soul worth?"