Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1616 version), The by MARLOWE, Christopher



The Tragicall 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 Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowes death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play. No Elizabethan play outside the Shakespeare canon has raised more controversy than Doctor Faustus. There is no agreement concerning the nature of the text and the date of composition... and the centrality of the Faust legend in the history of the Western world precludes any definitive agreement on the interpretation of the play. This recording uses the 1616 quarto, published by John Wright, which contains significant alterations from and additions to the quarto of 1604. The text of the first quarto was used for a previous Librivox recording. (Summary by Wikidpedia and Algy Pug) CastChorus: Noel BadrianFaustus: David GoldfarbMephistophilis: Adam WhybrayWagner/Lucifer: Chuck WilliamsonValdes: Kevin JohnsonCornelius/Bruno/Vintner/Martino: WupperhippoGood Angel: April GonzalesEvil Angel/Sloth: Caprisha PageClown/Covetousness/Robin/Emperor Charles V: Alan MapstoneFirst Scholar/Lechery/Hostess: Lauren BurwellSecond Scholar/First Soldier: Tiffany Halla ColonnaThird Scholar/Dick: Elizabeth KlettBeelzebub: Miss AvaricePride/Archbishop of Rheims/Second Soldier/Servant/Old Man/Narrator: Algy PugEnvy: KristingjWrath: Rhonda FedermanGluttony/Raymond/Duke of Saxony: Charlotte DuckettPope: Martin GeesonCardinal of France: ReadalotFriar: Liberty StumpFrederick: Anna SimonBenvolio: Cliff ThompsonHorse courser/Carter: Phil BensonDuke of Vanholt/Cardinal of Padua: John TrevithickDuchess of Vanholt: DuanAudio edited by Algy Pug