For this recording of Christopher Marlowe's ground-breaking drama about death and damnation, a special version of the text, which is a selective conflation of the folios of 1604 and 1616, has been used.
Performed by members of the Online Stage.
Chorus - Elizabeth Klett
Faustus - Peter Tucker
Mephistophilis - Ron Altman
Wagner and Lust - Libby Stephenson
Good Angel and the Duchess of Vanholt - Carol Box
Evil Angel - Lucy Perry
Valdes, Pride, the Cardinal of Lorrain and the Third Scholar - Bob Neufeld
Cornelius, Beelzebub, First Friar and Old Man - Alan Weyman
First Scholar, Covertousness and Ralph - Cate Barratt
Second Scholar, Envy and Emperor Charles V - Marty Kris
Clown, Sloth and Robin - Michele Eaton
Lucifer, Second Friar and the Duke of Vanholt - Joseph Tabler
Wrath, the Pope and Vintner - Phil Benson
Beth Thomas as Gluttony, Third Friar and a Knight
Stage directions read by Denis Daly
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"Put none before me..."
I liked the cast narration on this version.
The ending description of hell fire and Faustus' end was indeed eye opening for us and the poor foolish Dr. The good angels end plea that had he only had turned away before he saw hell's gates open was also very powerful. It shows he really did not have remorse when he was doing what he desired only when he could not fulfill his whims. It is a "I wanted my cake and to eat it as well" human fallacy.
Yes, I would.
I did listen to it in one sitting.
This is a good play. A piece of classic literature. The recording was so bad I couldn't get through the first five minutes. The recording quality is poor. There is no acting or dramatization involved. Instead it's a chopped up recording of people reading the lines.
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