Christopher Marlowe "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus"

Christopher Marlowe "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus"



Christopher Marlowe

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. On a deeper level, this play shows the decay of a person who chooses material gains (by commanding the devils to suit his desires) over spiritual belief and in so doing loses his soul. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play.


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