Notes and discussion questions for Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (15641593)
TAKE-HOME QUIZ 1: In preparation for the first class on Marlowes Dr.
Faustus, read the CHORUS speech on page 1 of the Dover edition and answer the
following questions specifi
Excerpts from the HISTORIA & TALE OF
DOCTOR JOHANNES FAUSTUS (1587)
The sorcerer, wherein is described specifically and veraciously:
His entire life and death,
How he did oblige himself for a certain time unto the Devil,
And what happened to him,
Introduction to the Faustbuch 15871
The first book devoted entirely to Faust was a mixture of legend and fantasy published by
Johann Spiess in 1587-88 under the title, Historia & Tale of Dr. Johannes Faustus (called the
Faustbuch). It was quickly translat
Dr Faustus, Scenes 5-9
The center, turning-point, climax of the play;
the point where Dr. Faustus reaches his peak of
fortune and begins his reversal = end of scene 6: O this [the seven deadly sins] feeds my soul. p
29 Wagner sums up for us: Mephistophili
The end of Dr. Faustus
The conflict between the Old Man (Wisdom, Faith, & Eternal life) and Helen (Beauty, Lust and
Scene XIII: The Old Man and Faustus third attempt to repent (Soul vs Body)
SOUL: First appearance of Old Man and mission: T
Born in Canterbury, England, in 1564. While Christopher Marlowe's literary career lasted less
than six years, and his life only 29 years, his achievements, most notably the play The Tragicall
History of Doctor Faustus, ensured his last
Schedule of Classes, Take-home Quizzes (3&4), and class discussion questions for
Faust Part I, by J.W. Goethe, based on the De Leon/Burgin prose translation (on
1. PLEASE PRINT OUT A COPY OF DE LEONS TRANSLATION FOR USE IN CLA
Charles Gounod (1818 1893)
Lazy girl, who is still sleeping,
The golden day is breaking.
The birds are singing,
and dawn smiles on the fields.
All of nature awakens to love.
Empty echoes of mans joy.
Away! Far away!
Cup of my fathers,
Gretchens (and Fausts) Fall (De Leon Act II, Scenes 1-4; Luke Scenes 10-23)
II/1 contains: 10 A Street (Gretchen is pure); 11 Evening (G in her room prior to home
invasion); 12 Promenade (M denounces official Church);
II/2 contains: 13 The Neighbors House
French Pacts with the Devil (cited in Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy by Grillot de Givry)
1. Theophilus pact as written by the troubadour Ruteboeuf in The Miracle of
Theophilus (13th century), p. 117
To all who shall read this open letter I, Satan, let know
MUSICAL ADAPTATIONS OF
Session 1 - Berlioz
An artistic and intellectual
movement that emphasized the
free expression of the artists
The artists feeling is his law.
Also emphasized the
importance of Nature
His entire life
How he did
himself for a
Excerpts from the HISTORIA & TALE
OF DOCTOR JOHANNES FAUSTUS
Pacting with the Devil: First Essay on (Excerpts from)Historia and Tale of Dr. Johannes Faustus.
THIS ESSAY IS DUE IN HARD COPY IN CLASS ON FEBRUARY 24, 2015 (OR BEFORE).
MINIMUM LENGTH IS 2 TYPED, DOUBLESPACED PAGES, ABOUT 850 WORDS.
Schedule of Reading Assignments, Classes, and Take-home Quizzes (6-9) for The Master and
Margarita (M&M) by Mikhail Bulgakov, translated into English by Diana Burgin and Katherine
OConnor (Vintage International, 1995).
NB All students should be reading th
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES, DISCUSSIONS, TESTS, GRADED WORK DUE
TOPIC; SEGMENT OF WORK FOR DISCUSSION; TESTS
Introduction to the course. People who made pacts with the devil.
Overview of the Faust legend in Western Cu
Introduction to the Faustbuch 15871
The first book devoted entirely to Faust was a mixture of legend and fantasy published by Johann Spiess in
1587-88 under the title, Historia & Tale of Dr. Johannes Faustus (called the Faustbuch). It was quickly
GOETHES SOURCES FOR
Puppet plays based on Marlowes Dr. Faustus
(which had become part of German folk culture)
The 4th edition (1723) of the Faustbuch
Knowledge of alchemy, the occult, and
Paracelsus, a 16th c physician, botanist, and
Information about the Open-Book Midterm on March 12, 2015 starting, 12:30 pm,
ending, 1:45 pm. PLEASE COME ON TIME. THE EXAM IS DESIGNED TO TAKE 75 minutes.
1. You are allowed two printed texts during the exam (three if you are bringing two
versions of Go
La Damnation de
Hector Berlioz (18031869)
The Damnation of Faust
Plaines de Hongrie.
Faust, seul, dans les champs au
lever du soleil.
Le vieil hi
SOVIET LITERATURE AND LIFE IN THE 1930s
The Master and Margarita was written over a period of 12 years, from 1928 to just before the writers death in 1940.
The novel could not be published due to its satirical and political contents; it first appeared in
I. Introduction to the Gretchen Tragedy (in German, Gretchen is a nickname for Margareta)
This episode formed the entirety of Goethes original Faust (the so-called Urfaust).
It was not part of the Faust tradition; it is wholly Goethes addition to the lege
NOTES ON THE END OF THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
Margarita is definitely more demonic than good she actually worships the Devil,
calling Woland omnipotent and never doubts his existence for one moment. Some
critics have suggested that Satan sends her to the M
A medieval chemical philosophy having as
its asserted aim the transmutation of base
metals into gold, the discovery of the
panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of
A new time period the 20th century (1930s)
A new national culture Russian Soviet
A new political system Totalitarianism
A new artistic sensibility Modernism
A new religious culture Official Aetheism
THE EVOLUTION OF THE FAUST LEGEND 1587-1808
DR. FAUSTUS, c
FAUST PART I, 1775
1790 1797, 1808,
J.W. von Goethe
The Difference between Marlowe and Goethe
Faust abjures the Scriptures and God which causes the Devil to be interested in turning
Faust is damned for eternity because he fails to repent out of fear of physical pain &
Fausts lust for Hele
Russian Demonology Relevant to Bulgakov and Other Russian Writers
NB Christians in Russia belong to the Russian Orthodox Church, a major branch of Christianity, which is
not divided into Catholics and Protestants and does not accept the Pope as its spirit
Take-home Quiz 10
Step I. Go to http:/www.masterandmargarita.eu
From the home page click on English.
Move to Adaptations
Under Media click on Music inspired by the novel
Click on Rock and Roll.
Listen and study the lyrics from the following bands (navigat
UMB Spring 2015
Professor Diana Burgin
MDNLNG/HUM 255L Pacting with the Devil
Department of MLLC
Office Hours: T 10-12
Office location: M/4/224
Teaching Assistant: Rachel Meter, e-mail: Rachel.Meter001@umb.e