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Doctor Faustus / Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Doctor Faustus (2pc) / (Ac3)
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4792  
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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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. It isn't long before Faustus has doubts about the bargain, but Mephistopheles has plenty of entertainment at hand to distract Faustus from the terrifying reality of his position and the prospect of its agonizing conclusion. In Doctor Faustus, the greatest tragedy in English before Shakespeare, Marlowe puts some of the finest poetry ever written for the stage and a good deal of anarchic comedy at the service of a mythic tale illustrating mankind's insatiable desire for knowledge and power. Featuring Paul Hilton as Faustus Read more and Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles: 'elegant and intelligent verse speakers' The Times. Read less

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