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.
The original text
Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play.
See also Faust by Goethe.
Performance history in South Africa
First produced in South Africa in 18**?*
Translations and adaptations
Translated into Afrikaans by ** and produced in 19**
An Afrikaans performance of Marlowe’s play (scenes from it purposely translated in a clumsy, ponderous way), forms the climactic event in André, Temple Hauptfleisch’s play about the seduction of an actor’s soul.
Return to D in Plays II Foreign Plays
Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page