Skip over navigation

Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe

Suggestions for Further Reading

Quiz

How to Cite This SparkNote

Bloom, Harold. Christopher Marlowe. New York: Chelsea House, 1986.

Farnham, Willard. Twentieth-Century Interpretations of Doctor Faustus . Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice- Hall, 1969.

Greenblatt, Stephen. Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Maclure, Millar, ed. Marlowe: The Critical Heritage. Boston: Routledge, 1979.

Marlowe, Christopher. Doctor Faustus. Ed. Sylvan Barnet. New York: Signet, 2001.

Sales, Roger. Christopher Marlowe. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.

Tydeman, William. Doctor Faustus : Text and Performance. Basingstoke, England: Macmillan, 1984.

More Help

Previous Next
a personal view

by salesman5, September 13, 2013

I think we should not blame this ambitious man because everyone has a " Faustasian Approach " to some extent. some succeed to restrain their inner wishes while other, like Fuastus , do not .

0 Comments

4 out of 5 people found this helpful

Discuss the character of Doctor Faustus.

by touhidsm, May 24, 2014

Read the full answer at >>

http://josbd.com/Doctor_Faustus.html

Answer: Dr. Faustus, the main character of the story, is a professor of divinity at Wittenberg, as well as a renowned physician and scholar. Not satisfied with the limitations of human knowledge and power, he begins to practice necromancy. He eventually makes a deal with Lucifer (commonly referred to as the "Faustian bargain"), whereby he exchanges his soul for twenty-four years of the devil’s ... Read more

0 Comments

35 out of 42 people found this helpful

Discuss Doctor Faustus as a man of Renaissance.

by touhidsm, May 27, 2014

Read the full answer at >>

http://josbd.com/Doctor_Faustus_1.html


Answer: Faustus’s inexhaustible thirst for knowledge , his worship of beauty , his passion for the classics , his skepticism , his interest in sorcery and magic , his admiration of Machiavelli and super –human ambition and will in the pursuit of ideals of beauty or power, prove him to be a man of renaissance.

Faustus appears as a man of the Renaissance in the very opening scene when... Read more

0 Comments

10 out of 10 people found this helpful

See all 4 readers' notes   →

Follow Us