ENGL 11 - ENGL Doctor Faustus o Faustus Icarian Hubris o Death in life the Great Revival o A Theater of Unbelief o Theater as

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ENGL 11/7/2012 Doctor Faustus o Faustus’ Icarian Hubris o Death in life: the Great Revival o A Theater of Unbelief? o Theater as Necromancy (12.1-17) (13.15-34) Theater became a kind of urban legend An extra devil on stage The notion of theater as black magic, people believed these things were actually happening This purifying of wit—this enriching of memory, enabling of judgment, and enlarging of conceit—which commonly we call learning, under what name soever it come forth, or to what immediate end soever it be directed, the final end is to lead and draw us to as high a perfection as our degenerate souls, made worse by their clayey lodgings, can be capable of o (Defense of Poesy, p. 959) o Satiate Satiate an apple pie. She’d be full, right? o Refined courtly wit. o Elizabethan England Queen Elizabeth I reigned 1558-1603 Court life as a form of art Female sovereignty as a centerpiece of political life Literature (esp. drama and lyric poetry) asa medium of social relations within

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