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Doctor Faustus (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 24 October 2012 (UK)
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 German story Faust.


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Credited cast:
Charlotte Broom Charlotte Broom ... Bad Angel / Alexander's Paramour
Michael Camp Michael Camp ... Duke / Fredrick / First Student / Cardinal of Padua / Covetousness
Richard Clews Richard Clews ... Dick / First Scholar / Friar Sandelo / Envy
Nigel Cooke Nigel Cooke ... Lucifer / Pope Adrian / Horse-Courser
Jonathan Cullen Jonathan Cullen ... Valdes / Pope Bruno / Carter / Gluttony
Arthur Darvill ... Mephistopheles
Robert Goodale ... Raymond, Cornelius, Old Man
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Dr. Faustus
William Mannering William Mannering ... Benvolio / Second Scholar / Third Student / Cardinal of France
Sarita Piotrowski Sarita Piotrowski ... Helen / Pride
Pearce Quigley ... Robin, Alexander
Iris Roberts Iris Roberts ... Hostess / Lechery
Beatriz Romilly ... Good Angel / Duke's Servant
Felix Scott ... Wagner, Emperor Charles, Wrath
Jade Williams Jade Williams ... Duchess / Sloth


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 German story Faust.

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Christopher Marlowe, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and the playwright responsible for Dr Faustus, having written many a bloody tragedy, had a tragic and bloody finale of his own when he was murdered in a bar room brawl, having been stabbed above his eye by Ingram Frizer. See more »

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The Globe does it again
18 August 2019 | by bob998See all my reviews

I've written about several Globe productions; I find they're the most enjoyable classical theatre being done in the world today. The sets, costumes and music--especially the music--are all first rate and some of the acting can't be bettered. Paul Hilton as Faustus doesn't have the power that a Paul Schofield would have brought to the part, but he satisfies me very much; he plays the wounded quality of the man's striving after knowledge effectively. Only Arthur (Dr. Who) Darvill disappointed me: he's not devilish enough and his voice is small. I wanted an Orson Welles type of voice for Mephistopheles.

The supporting cast do well. If you have a taste for Elizabethan humour, you'll have a great time with Jonathan Cullen as Gluttony, the incredibly acrobatic Richard Clews as Envy and Iris Roberts as Lechery. A woman emptying a bucket of slops on stage might be less appealing however. Finally, listen to the music by Jules Maxwell, it's very evocative.

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