Doctor Faustus is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe that was first performed in 1604. Read key facts, a plot summary, and important quotes.


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See a complete list of the characters in Doctor Faustus and in-depth analyses of Faustus and Mephastophilis.

Literary Devices

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