The great Elizabethan tragedy based on the classic German legend of worldly ambition, black magic, and surrender to the devil.
Christopher Marlowe’s dramatic interpretation of the Faust legend remains one of the most famous plays of the English Renaissance. It tells the tragic tale of Dr. John Faustus, a brilliant but dissatisfied scholar who conjures the demon Mephistopheles in pursuit of limitless knowledge and power. Through this satanic messenger, Doctor Faustus makes a pact with the devil, exchanging his immortal soul for worldly desires. But when his gains prove fruitless, he finds himself on an inescapable path to hell.A theatrical masterpiece that greatly influenced the works of William Shakespeare and other Jacobean dramatists, Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus combines soaring poetry, psychological depth, and grand stage spectacle.