Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
With a work of this stature, I really need to give it its due. And, of course, by "give it its due," I mean "mercilessly mock every last scene of it." For the nerds among you already familiar with Faust, know that I'm working from the A-Text, as presented in the Norton Anthology.
Now then, the play begins with the Chorus popping up with a handy disclaimer: the following story doesn't contain anything you've previously enjoyed in past productions. Sorry. It's not about war, or love, or politics, or ancient kings. It's about a dude with a cool beard and a thirst for knowledge, and about how that thirst led him down the road to hell.
Which is to say, Marlowe wasn't exactly targeting the mainstream audience of 1592.
Author: Christopher Marlowe • Year: 1592 • Info:Wikipedia
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