DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Christopher Marlowe - FULL AudioBook - 1616 Version - Dramatic Play Reading
DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Christopher Marlowe - FULL AudioBook (The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus) 1616 Version - 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..." (summary from wikipedia.org)
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Chapter listing and length:
1 - Dramatis Personae & Act 1 -- 00:17:50
2 - Act 2 -- 00:21:20
3 - Act 3 -- 00:37:15
4 - Act 4 -- 00:38:45
5 - Act 5 -- 00:23:14
"Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium--
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.--
Her lips suck forth my soul: see, where it flies!--
Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again.
Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips,
And all is dross that is not Helena.
I will be Paris, and for love of thee,
Instead of Troy, shall Wertenberg be sack'd;
And I will combat with weak Menelaus,
And wear thy colours on my plumed crest;
Yea, I will wound Achilles in the heel,
And then return to Helen for a kiss.
O, thou art fairer than the evening air
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars;
Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter
When he appear'd to hapless Semele;
More lovely than the monarch of the sky
In wanton Arethusa's azur'd arms;
And none but thou shalt be my paramour!"
Total running time: 2:18:24
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