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Dr Faustus

By: Mamet, David Marlowe, Christopher Mamet, David(Edited by)

Part of the Modern Plays series
0413774082 / 9780413774088
Paperback
08/09/2005
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United Kingdom
20 cm 66 p.
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A modern retelling of the classic tale of pride, folly and the ultimate wager 'I covet fame ...Yes, I would have fame.

For my works, and fame surpassing them, till Faustus's renown shines free of accomplishment.' Faustus has it all - fame, success, a loving family.

But a careless wager with a beguiling magician threatens everything.

In Mamet's retelling of the Faustus story a famed philosopher in the prime of life claims to have reduced the secret of life to a mathematical equation.

With the arrival of a mysterious magician, he agrees to wager the life of his family on the accuracy and authenticity of his discovery.

This timeless retelling of a classic legend explores one man's discovery of life's most important and fragile treasures.

In language, scope and theatrical sensibility, Faustus represents a big departure for Mamet, melding resplendent language and metaphysics in an eerie and moving retelling of the tragedy of Doctor Faustus. 'The finest American playwright of his generation' Sunday Times

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