Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus (DVD)

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Shakespeare's Globe

Recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe, August 2011

Doctor Faustus is Christopher Marlowe’s most renowned and controversial work. Famous for being the first dramatized version of the Faustus tale, the play depicts the sinister aftermath of Faustus’s decision to sell his soul to the Devil’s henchman in exchange for power and knowledge. In the first-ever staging of this menacing drama at the Globe Theatre, Matthew Dunster’s production features Paul Hilton as the arrogant, power-hungry Faustus and Arthur Darvill as the sardonic Mephistopheles, and includes several impressive magical stunts along the way.

Doctor Faustus is considered the greatest tragedy in English before Shakespeare. Marlowe places some of the greatest poetry ever written for the stage and a good deal of anarchic comedy at the service of this mythic tale illustrating mankind’s insatiable desire for knowledge and power.

This was the first production of Doctor Faustus at the Globe.

This production employs Renaissance costumes and staging.

Screened in cinemas worldwide through November 2012.

Director: Matthew Dunster

Music: Jules Maxwell

Running time: 166 minutes

Subtitles: English, German

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Starring: Charlotte Broom, Michael Camp, Richard Clews, Nigel Cooke, Jonathan Cullen, Arthur Darvill, Robert Goodale, Paul Hilton, William Mannering, Sarita Piotrowski, Pearce Quigley, Iris Roberts, Beatriz Romilly, Felix Scott, Jade Williams & Chinna Wodu