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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1616 version)

Christopher Marlowe

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The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as 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. 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. "No Elizabethan play outside the Shakespeare canon has raised more controversy than Doctor Faustus. There is no agreement concerning the nature of the text and the date of composition... and the centrality of the Faust legend in the history of the Western world precludes any definitive agreement on the interpretation of the play. This recording uses the 1616 quarto, published by John Wright, which contains significant alterations from and additions to the quarto of 1604. The text of the first quarto was used for a previous Librivox recording. (Summary by Wikidpedia and Algy Pug) Cast Chorus: Noel Badrian Faustus: David Goldfarb Mephistophilis: Adam Whybray Wagner/Lucifer: Chuck Williamson Valdes: Kevin Johnson Cornelius/Bruno/Vintner/Martino: Wupperhippo Good Angel: April Gonzales Evil Angel/Sloth: Caprisha Page Clown/Covetousness/Robin/Emperor Charles V: Alan Mapstone First Scholar/Lechery/Hostess: Lauren Burwell Second Scholar/First Soldier: Tiffany Halla Colonna Third Scholar/Dick: Elizabeth Klett Beelzebub: Miss Avarice Pride/Archbishop of Rheims/Second Soldier/Servant/Old Man/Narrator: Algy Pug Envy: Kristingj Wrath: Rhonda Federman Gluttony/Raymond/Duke of Saxony: Charlotte Duckett Pope: Martin Geeson Cardinal of France: Readalot Friar: Liberty Stump Frederick: Anna Simon Benvolio: Cliff Thompson Horse courser/Carter: Phil Benson Duke of Vanholt/Cardinal of Padua: John Trevithick Duchess of Vanholt: Duan Audio edited by Algy Pug

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:15