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The Faust legend : from Marlowe and Goethe to contemporary drama and film

Author: Sara Munson Deats
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Faustbooks introduce the basic formula that will pervade many of the subsequent dramatic versions of the legend: the two dominant figures, the protagonist Faust (or Faustus) and his demonic antagonist and tempter Mephostophiles, the first time in folklore or scripture that this name had been associated with the Devil"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Faust, (Legendary character); Faust, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Munson Deats
ISBN: 9781108475853 110847585X
OCLC Number: 1084571030
Description: xi, 264 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: The background of the Faust legend --
Marlowe's Doctor Faustus --
Goethe's Faust --
Post-Goethe dramatic versions of the Faust legend --
Cinematic Fausts.
Responsibility: Sara Munson Deats.

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Explores dramatic and filmic adaptations of the Faust legend from Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Goethe's Faust to lesser known works. With detailed comparison and analysis tracing the development of  Read more...

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