20:30, Fri 8th October 2021 - Tue 12th October 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
20:15, Fri 15th October 2021 - Tue 19th October 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
15:45, Fri 22nd October 2021 - Tue 26th October 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
Michaelmas Week 0 to Week 3
The Tragical 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..."