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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1616 B-TEXT): A Retelling — Act 5, Epilogue

CHAPTER 5 (1616 B-TEXT) — 5.1 — [Scene 17] Thunder sounded and lightning flashed. Mephistophilis led some devils carrying covered dishes into Faustus’ study. Wagner entered and addressed you the readers: “I think my master intends to die very soon. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1616 B-TEXT): A Retelling – Act 4 (Scenes 11-16)

CHAPTER 4 (1616 B-TEXT) — 4.1 — [Scene 11] Martino and Frederick, two gentlemen who served the Roman Emperor Charles V, met each other. Some officers and gentlemen were present. Martino said, “What ho, officers, gentlemen! Hurry to the presence … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1616 B-TEXT): A Retelling‚ Act 3 (Scenes 8-10)

CHAPTER 3 (1616 B-TEXT) — Chorus — [Chorus 2] The Chorus says this to you, the reader: “Learned Faustus, in order to find the secrets of astronomy, which are engraved in the book of Jove’s high firmament, scaled the top … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1616 B-TEXT) — Act 2 (Scenes 5-7)

CHAPTER 2 (1616 B-TEXT) — 2.1 — [Scene 5] Faustus, alone in his study, was thinking about being damned. He said, “Now, Faustus, must you necessarily be damned? Can’t you be saved?” He knew that he must agree to be … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1616 B-TEXT): A Retelling — Cast of Characters, Prologue, Act 1 (Scenes 1-4)

DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1616 B-TEXT) *** CAST OF CHARACTERS Chorus. Dr. John Faustus. Wagner, his servant. Valdes, magician. Cornelius, magician. Three Scholars. Old Man. The Good Angel. The Bad Angel. Mephistophilis. Lucifer. Beelzebub. Robin (the Clown), hostler at an inn. A … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus: Retelling of the 1604 A-Text: Act 5 (Scenes 12-13 and Epilogue)

CHAPTER 5 (1604 A-TEXT) — 5.1 — [Scene 12] Wagner said about Faustus to you the readers, “I think my master intends to die soon because he has given me all his goods, and yet, I think, if his death … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus: Retelling of the 1604 A-Text — Act 4 (Scenes. 10-11)

CHAPTER 4 (1604 A-TEXT) — Chorus — [Chorus 3] The Chorus arrived and said to you, the readers, “When Faustus had with pleasure taken the view of the most splendid things and the royal courts of kings, he ceased his … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus: Retelling of the 1604 A-Text — Act 3 (Scenes 8-9)

CHAPTER 3 (1604 A-TEXT)                    — Chorus — [Chorus 2] Wagner appeared and said, “Learned Faustus, to learn the secrets of astronomy engraved in the book of Jove’s high firmament, did himself mount to scale Olympus’ top. Being seated in a … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (1604 A-Text) — A Retelling — Act 2 (Scenes 5-7)

CHAPTER 2 (1604 A-TEXT) — 2.1 — [Scene 5] Faustus, alone in his study, was thinking about being damned. He said these words to himself: “Now, Faustus, you must necessarily be damned, and you cannot be saved.” He meant that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (1604 A-Text) — A Retelling — Act 1 (Scenes 1-4)

CHAPTER 1 (1604 A-TEXT) — 1.1 — [Scene 1] Faustus, alone in his study, surrounded by books, said to himself, “Make a definite decision about your studies, Faustus, and begin to measure the depth of that which you will study … Continue reading

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