Doctor Faustus (New Mermaids) (Paperback)

Doctor Faustus (New Mermaids) By Christopher Marlowe, Paul Menzer (Editor) Cover Image
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Description


This fully re-edited, modernised play text is accompanied by commentary notes and an introduction written by Paul Menzer, guiding you through the fume of fact and legend that have accompanied the play across the centuries.

As well as the complete text of the play, this re-edited New Mermaids edition includes:

- A detailed plot summary and annotations throughout the text
- An annotated bibliography and suggestions for further reading
- A comprehensive introduction exploring the historical and literary context, and performance history, including Orson Welles's 1937 role as Doctor Faustus as well as recent productions at The Globe and the RSC

One of the most spectacular and popular plays of the Elizabethan stage, Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, with its fantastical mix of high-minded theology and low-brow slapstick, has allured generations of readers and playgoers in the ensuing centuries.

About the Author


Paul Menzer is Professor and Director of the Mary Baldwin College Shakespeare and Performance programme at Mary Baldwin College, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474295178
ISBN-10: 1474295177
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: November 15th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: New Mermaids