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Doctor Faustus

(The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus) a play (c1588) by Christopher Marlowe, based on the medieval legend of Faust. Unabridged
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  • The catastrophe is physical, not moral, and thus the play lacks the awful horror half-revealed in Doctor Faustus.

  • The eternal womanly element of the great universe beckoned you on, as it did Doctor Faustus of old.

    Mr. Isaacs F. Marion Crawford
  • The weakness of Doctor Faustus appears exactly where Tamburlaine is strongest.

  • And if the spirits come and snatch me, as they snatched off Doctor Faustus, you shall see all the pageant, and not a penny to pay.

    Judith Shakespeare William Black
  • The first, its conversational ease and freedom, will be found more perfectly developed in Doctor Faustus and the later tragedies.

  • I shall now proceed to describe the etching of "Doctor Faustus," a copy of which I have given.

  • Plain man, as you see me, I find myself getting quite the reputation of a Doctor Faustus in the popular mind.

    A Rogue's Life Wilkie Collins
  • Doctor Faustus answered hereupon, Gracious lady, this is a small thing for me to doe, for I can doe more than this.

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